Health Communication

Health Communication is an integral part of health promotion and it is central to improving population and global health. Health Communication: Theoretical and Critical Perspectives is a unique book which provides a critical take on contemporary health communication efforts. The book fills a gap in the literature about critical perspectives … Read More

Understanding the Life Course

What makes us live or die the way we do or often survive to such an old age today? Is it biology/genetics or society/culture which decide our life pathways? Alternatively, are our lives a result of the complicated and often unclear interactions between biology and the environment? Are we therefore … Read More

How can psychology inform high-quality, patient-centered care?

Increasingly, nurses, alongside other healthcare professionals are under public and political scrutiny.  In recent years, there have been high profile cases of  failures of care leading to high mortality rates, where care staff have been described as showing a “disturbing lack of compassion towards patients” (Francis, 2013).  One of the … Read More