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Health, Behaviour and Society: Clinical Medicine in Context
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Health, Behaviour and Society: Clinical Medicine in Context

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© 2011 | 208 pages | Learning Matters
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There is more to a person than a particular symptom or disease: patients are individuals but they are not isolated, they are part of a family, a community, an environment, and all these factors can affect in many different ways how they manage health and illness. This book provides an introduction to population, sociological and psychological influences on health and delivery of healthcare in the UK and will equip today’s medical students with the knowledge required to be properly prepared for clinical practice in accordance with the outcomes of Tomorrow’s Doctors.
 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: THE DOCTOR AS A SCHOLAR AND A SCIENTIST
 
An Introduction to Health and Illness in Society
 
Using Psychology to Help Your Medical Practice
 
The Interaction of Psychological Factors with Illness, Disease and Treatment
 
The Sociology of Health and Illness
 
Populations, Health and Disease
 
Promoting and Improving Health at a Population Level
 
PART TWO: APPLYING KNOWLEDGE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
 
Scientific Methods and Critical Appraisal
 
Activity Limitation and Disability
 
Pulling It All Together

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

Mrs Kate Harrison
Education Centre 1, Lancashire Teaching Hospital
July 6, 2015

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.

Ms Michelle Robinson
Division of Medical Education, Kings College
August 21, 2014

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).

Dr Tracy Finch
Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University
January 6, 2014

very helpfeul towards the course

Mr Richard Tones
Health, Northumberland College
December 6, 2012

An excellent introductory text for undergraduate medical students covering the basics of public health, and the behavioural sciences.

Dr Kenneth Mullen
School of Medicine, Glasgow University
October 9, 2012

Valuable and accessible social science text for medical students.

Dr Suzanne Edwards
Medicine, Swansea University
October 8, 2012

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