Health and Human Behaviour

Health and Human Behaviour

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The third edition of Health and Human Behaviour introduces students in the health professions and biomedical sciences to the different models of thinking around health. Through an examination of psychological, personal and social influences on health, the authors demonstrate that wellness and illness are more than biological states, but are also social and personal events.Debra Creedy brings a nursing perspective and reinforces the links between the theories of health behaviour, and their application in a practical health care setting. Updated case studies demonstrate the importance of an holistic approach to treating illness, and new pedagogical features throughout encourage students to reflect on their own experiences of health and illness.New to this edition: A new four part structure: Foundations of Health and Behaviour, Health and Risky Behaviour, Psychophysiological Aspects of Health and Factors Affecting Health and Behaviour. This includes the lifespan in the first part (chapters on Childhood and Adolescent Development, Adult Development and Ageing). Two new chapters: Chapter 9 - A Complex Example: Eating, Exercise and Body; Chapter 15 - Health Literacy. Progressive case studies throughout each chapter have been expanded. There is now also a long case study at the end of each chapter.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 15.24mm | 748.42g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0195577256
  • 9780195577259
  • 202,563

Table of contents

Part 1: Foundations of Health and Behaviour 1. Who is Sick? Defining and Measuring Illness, Disease and Health 2. Childhood and Adolescent Development 3. Adult Development and Ageing 4. Reactions to Illness 5. Understanding Reactions to Chronic IllnessPart 2: Health and Risk Behaviour 6. Understanding Health Behaviour 7. Thinking about Health Behaviour: Cognition and Health 8. How to Change Health Behaviour 9. A Complex Example: Eating, Exercise and BodyPart 3: Psychophysiological Aspects of Health 10. Understanding Mind and Body Interactions 11. A Complex Example: Understanding Pain 12. Stress and Trauma 13. Coping: How to Deal with StressPart 4: Factors Affecting Health and Behaviour 14. Social Influences and Inequalities 15. Health Literacy 16. Promoting Health and Preventing Illness
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About Debra Creedy

Ken Jones is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry at Monash University and is a recipient of the prestigious ANZAME Award for Achievement in Education.

Debra Creedy is a registered nurse with a PhD in Psychology. She is a Professor of Nursing at Griffith University.
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