Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 July 2006

264 Pages | numerous tables, line drawings

ISBN: 9780198530114

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The Power of Belief

Psychological Influence on Illness, Disability, and Medicine

Edited by Peter Halligan and Mansel Aylward

  • A distinguished collection of scientists examine how beliefs can affect not only the patient, in terms of their eventual recovery from illness, but also medical professionals in the way they treat illness
  • Though the book considers the popular biopsychosocial approach, what distinguishes it is its examination of the role of 'beliefs' - thought to be central to the biopsychosocial model
  • Written to be accessible to health care professionals, as well as psychologists

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