Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine : An Illustrated Colour Text Paperback
by Beth Alder
This textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series offers an integrated treatment of sociology and psychology for medical students.
It is presented in a much more colourful and graphic format than is usual for books on these two subjects.
This integration reflects the tendency to teach these two subjects together as "behavioural science , with an increased stress on the place of medicine in society, and on illness as a product of psychological and social circumstances rather than merely a biological phenomenon.
The book reflects these trends and has been successful and popular with students.
This third edition contains a new introduction on the importance and key features of the biopsychosocial model and additional double-page spreads on International Health and Rural Health. An integrated treatment of psychology and sociology for medical students - in line with the trend towards teaching these subjects as "behavioural sciences". Use of case studies and Stop/Think boxes encourages critical thinking and discussion. Graphic Illustrated Colour Text presentation style enlivens a subject which most medical students are not keen on. This third edition contains a new introduction on the importance and key features of the biopsychosocial model and additional double-page spreads on International Health and Rural Health.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
- Publication Date: 16/04/2009
- Category: Medical sociology
- ISBN: 9780443067877