Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine

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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 a€œbehavioural 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.Doctors, as health care providers, may be restricted in their actions owing to the existing organization of health care, or they ... In the UK this includes sales of over-the-counter medicines and private payments for alternative therapies and hospital treatment. ... Legal restrictions and government regulations limit the freedom of the sick funds to control cost, prices and the quantities and range of provisions.

Title:Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine
Author:Beth Alder, Charles S. Abraham, Edwin van Teijlingen, Michael Porter
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2011-11-29


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