Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology
- Poul Rohleder - University of Essex, UK, University of East London, UK
This textbook gives a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology. Challenging some of the preconceptions of ill-health of the biomedical approach, the book explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such as culture, poverty, gender and sexuality, and examines how these influences impact on the experience and treatment of physical and mental illness as well as disability. Students are introduced to literature from disciplines other than psychology to provide multiple perspectives on these complex issues.
Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology is a key textbook for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in health or clinical psychology, as well as for students from other disciplines related to health and mental health care.
This textbook is easy to read, informative and enables students to grasp the material that will improve their practice. The focus on culture and society brings together both psychological and social perspectives.
covers all relevant issues and is nicely balanced between health and clinical issues
A very good accompanyment to key reading for Social Workers. One to have on the shelves.
Useful supplementary reading for students. I particularly enjoyed the section on Gender and this was covered in greater depth than in other course texts.
This has been an excellent supplementary text for both graduate and undergraduate health psychology courses.
Good book. Covers useful issues, providing good background reading for nursing students
This is an extremely good text that presents a complexity of relevant information in a condensed, student friendly format
Not relevant to the sylabus for first year foundation degree. More suitable for health promotion subjects.
This is a good resource to supplement the care foundation degree programme. Good background reading.
A good background volume for the childhood studies 'Health Trends' module.