"Understanding how individuals function psychologically in health and illness is vital to providing appropriate care for all patients and clients. With this in mind, Graham Russell has written a text for students in nursing and other health professions which examines key psychological concepts and shows clearly how they apply in everyday practice." "Clinical scenarios and examples are used throughout to demonstrate how psychology may be applied to practice across a wide range of situations, in both hospital and community settings. Learning outcomes and self-test questions have also been included to help readers check their understanding at each stage. Essential Psychology for Nurses and Other Health Professionals is therefore an ideal introduction to psychological concepts for all those studying the subject for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.