Psychosocial Aspects of the Health Care ProcessRobert J EdelmannFTPH logo(spine)Psychosocial Aspects of the Health Care ProcessRobert J EdelmannFTPH logo(back cover)Psychosocial Aspects of the Health Care ProcessRobert J EdelmannFTPH logoThe purpose of this book is to draw together research findings relating psychology to various aspects of the patients' interaction with the health care system and health care providers. A particular feature of the book is that chapters are ordered sequentially to reflect both the patient and health care providers' passage through the health care system. Initial chapters deal with explanations for health and health behaviour, preventive health actions and people's ideas about health and illness. Chapters from the middle section of the book cover topics dealing with use of health care services, interaction between health care providers and patients, and adherence to treatment advice. Subsequent chapters cover topics relating to hospitalisation and reducing the stress of medical care, chronic illness and terminal care. The final chapter examines the potential cost of caring upon both lay and professional carers.
Chapter outlines and summaries together with highlighted information and suggestions for further reading enhance the book to make it particularly user-friendly.The book is intended to be accessible for both a psychology undergraduate and post graduate market as well as a range of health professionals including medical students, student nurses, midwives and health visitors as well as other qualified practitioners. About the authorRobert J Edelmann graduated from Birkbeck College, London, where he obtained his PhD in Psychology, and trained in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. He has worked as a lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield University and was a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey where, for a number of years, he was director of an MSc in Health Psychology. He was also Honorary Secretary of the British Psychological Society Special Group in Health Psychology at the time of its move to Divisional status. Most recently, he has held an appointment as Research Professor in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Roehampton Institute in London where he is currently a Visiting Professor.
He is a Chartered Clinical, Forensic and Health Psychologist currently working in private practice with the Psychologists at Law Group and Powell Campbell Edelmann. ISBN0 582 35724 1Bar code