poverty, ethnic background, cultural beliefs, racism, living with chronic illness.
The process of diagnosis and recommendations for treatments must consider 3 factors:
biological, psychological and socal
The relationship between the patient and the health care practitioner is important in the effectiveness of care.
What factors contribute to recovery when a person is ill:
biological, psychological, and social.
The interdisciplinary field concerned with the development and integration of behavioral and biomedical science knowledge and techniques relevant to health and illness and the applicaiton of this knowlege and these techniques to prevent, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitions
(schartz & weiss 1978)
The field of medicine that searches for psychological or emotional causes for illness.
American psychological association division 38 health psychology mission statement
Established to facilitate collaboration among psychologists and other health science and health care professionals interested in the psychological and behavioral aspects of physical and mental health.
The role of the health psychologist in changing health habits and in contributing to treatment is acknowleged.
The risk of health psychology demonstrated constributions
short term behavioral interventions have been effective in helping patients.
What is health psychology training for:
public health workers.
Public health researchers help to :
-develop educational interventions of promote the practice of better health behaviors.
-formally evaluate programs for improving health related practices