Health Psychology in Nursing Practice
Health Psychology in Nursing Practice gives nurses and healthcare practitioners the essentials of health psychology to assist patients and their relatives in adjusting to diagnoses, coping with treatments and other disease-related life changes, managing symptoms and making healthy choices. Directly aimed at nurses, this textbook helps them improve their practice in a very practical way.
* Concise content specifically aimed at nurses and other healthcare professions and taking both an evidence-based and applied approach
* Key learning objectives and chapters summaries for revision
* Case examples give even more insight into how theory works in the real world
* Reflective activities help think about real life practice and quizzes test your knowledge
Elizabeth Barley is a Chartered Psychologist, Practitioner Health Psychologist and Registered General Nurse. She is Professor in Health and Wellbeing at the University of West London and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London.
'This well thought out textbook is realistic and relevant particularly in an era when we may not be the best exemplars of health ourselves, this book offers an understanding of this. Traditional theory is explained clearly but it is in the application to health behaviours that it comes alive. The writing style makes it easy to understand and engage with.'
'An easy to read and logically laid out textbook which supports the learning of the psychology of health in relation to nursing and midwifery practice. This book, through the use of case studies, reflective activities and consolidation of learning highlights the role of psychology in nursing and midwifery practice.'
'The research academic, the lecturer, the practitioner and the student can be fully confident that this logical, interesting and fascinating text is a welcome addition to health and social care professionals’ research evidence knowledge, educational development and consolidation of learning in relation to Health Psychology. It’s an excellent resource.'
Sample Materials & Chapters
Why Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Need Health Psychology