Psychology and Medicine: This Book
There are two broad aspects of psychology which are important for doctors. One of these consists of those skills in interacting with others which the doctor needs if he is to make an effective contribution to the welfare of his patients and of the Health Service in general. The second consists of the broad range of psychological knowledge and information which has been accumulated by psychologists and others (e.g. Rachman, 1977) and is again relevant to the provision of effective and efficient services to both individual patients and groups.
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