Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals

Hardcover | February 10, 1999

byGraham RussellEditorGraham Russell

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This text examines the concepts which are fundamental to everyday nursing practice. Understanding how individuals function psychologically in health and illness is vital to providing appropriate care for all patients and clients.

Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the author explores the basis of individual psychology focusing on personality traits, beliefs systems, body-image and self-esteem. Periods of illness are seen as psychologically demanding events which individuals cope with in different ways. The book considers how we recognize and interpret the signs and symptoms of illness in ourselves, what influences the decision to seek help and whether or not we comply with advice from health professionals. The contribution of psychological factors to physical wellbeing is also examined and the link between psychological theory and patient care is examined throughout the book.

With scenarios and questions to help the reader apply the concepts to nursing practiceEssential Psychology for Nursesprovides an excellent introduction to the subject for pre-registration students and those studying psychological concepts in relation to health care.

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Drawing on clinical scenarios and examples, this book introduces students of nursing and health care to key psychological concepts and theories in order to provide appropriate patient care in practice. Graham Russell stresses the importance of psychological knowledge in both hospital and community settings. As well, Essential Psycholog...

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This text examines the concepts which are fundamental to everyday nursing practice. Understanding how individuals function psychologically in health and illness is vital to providing appropriate care for all patients and clients.Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the author explores the basis of individual psychology focusi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:February 10, 1999Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415188881

ISBN - 13:9780415188883

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Drawing on clinical scenarios and examples, this book introduces students of nursing and health care to key psychological concepts and theories in order to provide appropriate patient care in practice. Graham Russell stresses the importance of psychological knowledge in both hospital and community settings. As well, Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals includes sections on learning outcomes, chapter summaries, self-test questions and guidance for further reading.