Health, Behaviour and Society: Clinical Medicine in Context
- Jennifer Cleland - University of Aberdeen, UK
- Philip Cotton - University of Glasgow, UK
An excellent text providing a thorough overview of the different psychological and social impacts on health and well-being and the interplay between them. An easy to read to text with thought provoking activities suggested throughout to enable the student to apply the content to practice.
This is a well thought out text, clearly discussing each topic in detail. This book would be useful to students of all heath care disciplines not just medical students
Divided into two distinct sections, this text enables the reader to focus on how the biopsychosocial is integrated into safe clinical practice. Latterly, acknowledging life and health limitations as an increasingly realistic perspective faced by many, the case studies helpfully demonstrate the complexities of UK health care.
Includes material relevant to the associated course, in different chapters, and I have referred to the book in relation to some specific areas. The activities and exercises for applying learning to case studies are particularly good in this book. The course I teach on is for biomedical science students, not all of whom go on to clinical practice, but this is likely to be of relevance to teaching I do on other courses at times (eg on MBBS, which at the moment is more occasional).
very helpfeul towards the course
An excellent introductory text for undergraduate medical students covering the basics of public health, and the behavioural sciences.
Valuable and accessible social science text for medical students.