Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

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This textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series offers an integrated treatment of sociology and psychology for medical students. It is presented in a much more colourful and graphic format than is usual for books on these two subjects. This integration reflects the tendency to teach these two subjects together as a€œbehavioural science , with an increased stress on the place of medicine in society, and on illness as a product of psychological and social circumstances rather than merely a biological phenomenon. The book reflects these trends and has been successful and popular with students. This third edition contains a new introduction on the importance and key features of the biopsychosocial model and additional double-page spreads on International Health and Rural Health.At the same time unemployment over the life course will become a more common experience for a sizeable section of the population. ... One way to summarize the research evidence is by considering causality and the possible links between ... people have higher death rates than the employed; and death rates rise with the increasing duration of unemployment. A British study (Moser et al., 1984) looked at 5861 men aged 15a€“64 years who were waiting to take up a job or wereanbsp;...

Title:Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine
Author:Beth Alder, Charles S. Abraham, Edwin van Teijlingen, Michael Porter
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2011-11-29


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