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  • 21st century psychology for nurses 3/e
  • Van Vuren A
  • ISBN: 9780627041792
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627041808
  • 272 Pages | Published: 2024

Nursing, by its very nature, involves all the processes of life from birth to death. In response to new consumer needs and demands, healthcare services are moving increasingly into the home, into the community, and into alternative settings. A basic knowledge of psychology, communication skills and culture, as well as coping skills, has become vital to render holistic care to the individual, the family and society. This updated edition of 21st Century psychology for nurses: an introduction continues to provide the necessary skills to understand, educate and support patients and clients through painful and unpleasant health situations.

21st Century psychology for nurses introduces six important perspectives in psychology which influence how people respond to their circumstances: behavioural, psychoanalytic, humanistic, neurobiological, cognitive and sociocultural. Each chapter focuses on a different health aspect and includes key terms and critical thinking questions. This edition includes new content on the psychological impact of COVID-19 on society. Activities and references have been updated, and Chapter 10 on Culture and health has been substantially revised.

Contents include the following:

• The nature of psychology

• Biological foundations of psychology

• Personality

• Developmental psychology

• Memory and forgetting

• Motivation and emotion

• Learning

• Health, stress and coping

• Positive psychology

• Culture and health

• HIV and AIDS – a challenge to the caregiver

• On death and dying

21st Century psychology for nurses is aimed at student nurses and caregivers, as well as educators, and was compiled after intensive market research at all the nursing colleges in South Africa.

Andrea van Vuren has a BA(Nursing) from the University of Pretoria and postgraduate diplomas in midwifery, nursing education and community nursing science. After becoming a nursing educator, she specialised in the fields of sociology and psychology. She has over 35 years of nursing experience, and has done intensive research on HIV and AIDS and its psychosocial impact on the patient/client, family and community.

Chapter 1 The nature of psychology

Chapter 2 Biological foundations of psychology

Chapter 3 Personality

Chapter 4 Developmental psychology

Chapter 5 Memory and forgetting

Chapter 6 Motivation and emotion

Chapter 7 Learning

Chapter 8 Health, stress and coping

Chapter 9 Positive psychology

Chapter 10 Culture and health

Chapter 11 AIDS and HIV – a challenge to the counsellor and caregiver

Chapter 12 On death and dying

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