Critical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology
Giving an introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology, this book challenges some of the preconceptions of ill health of the biomedical approach and explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such ... read full description below.
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Giving a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology, this book challenges some of the preconceptions of ill health of the biomedical approach and explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such as culture, poverty, gender and sexuality. It examines how these influences impact on the experience and treatment of physical and mental illness as well as disability. Students are introduced to literature from disciplines other than psychology to provide multiple perspectives on these complex issues.
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||This book extends the ongoing discussion on critical approaches within clinical and health psychology. In particular, it emphasises the need to consider the importance of social and cultural factors in understanding health, illness and disability. With detailed examination of a wide range of empirical studies it demonstrates the vibrancy of contemporary critical psychological research Michael Murray Keele University
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Poul Rohleder is a Reader in clinical and health psychology and Academic Tutor on the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London, UK. He is predominantly a qualitative researcher, whose research interests focus mostly on psychosocial aspects of HIV and sexual health, disability and sexual health, mental health and sexuality. He has published widely in these areas