Advanced Psychology: Health Psychology (Arnold Publication) by Mark Forshaw

By Mark Forshaw

This textbook offers scholars and academics with a complete and available creation to overall healthiness psychology. every one bankruptcy is by way of specimen questions written to aid scholars try their comprehension.

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RESULTS Around two-thirds of the patients misunderstood the health terms the professionals were attempting to communicate. Additionally, about one-third of the doctors and nurses were not clear about the meaning of the various health terms themselves. CONCLUSION The results of this study highlight the danger of poor communication for both health professionals and patients. A doctor who is unclear about the meaning of a term is not going to be able to communicate it clearly to the patient. Empirical studies often look at both the nature of the interaction between professional and client, and the time spent in interaction.

It was clear that some people interpreted this as meaning a 24-hour day, whereas others based this upon an interpretation of the ‘day’ as opposed to ‘night’, thus opening up a much shorter time period for the drugs to be taken in. When unambiguous labels were provided, the numbers of correct interpretations of the advice rose dramatically. 1 AIM Hadlow and Pitts (1991) conducted a study to investigate how well patients understood frequently used health terms given to them by doctors and nurses.

People might be taught to think that the pain is not as bad as it is, or taught to have faith in their ability to cope with the pain. In one sense, the first of these is a form of denial, which as we have seen elsewhere, can be a good strategy for certain people with some illnesses some of the time. Saying to yourself ‘It’s not really that painful’ when it is actually very painful is a lie, but people can believe their own lies. If such lies can be therapeutic, then it makes sense to take advantage of them.

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