Psychology For Nurses
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-605) and index.
The meaning and measurement of health --The principles of behaviourist psychology --Patient-centred nursing --Anxiety and psychodynamic principles --Cognitive psychology --Social psychology --Child development and health care --The impact of social group on health --Cultural awareness and transcultural issues --Working with older adults --Patient loss, bereavement, and terminal illness --Risky behaviours : smoking, alcohol, diet, and exercise --Stress and stress management --The psychology of pain --Psychological models in health and health care --Patient adherence to medical information and lifestyle change --Communication and counselling skills --Being admitted to hospital --Applying psychology to specific conditions, part I --Applying psychology to specific conditions, part II.
This text aims to be useful and relevant for student nurses from all backgrounds with a range of professional aspirations. It demonstrates the importance of psychology in both the nursing role and in healthcare in general.