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Positive Psychology for Healthcare Professionals: A Toolkit for Improving Wellbeing

by Sinead English on 2023-06-09T11:41:22+01:00 in Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Health, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Wellbeing | 0 Comments


New Ebook - Positive Psychology for Healthcare Professionals: A Toolkit for Improving Wellbeing

We’re excited to share a brand new ebook available to borrow now from the Library, written by Dr. Jan Macfarlane (UoB Health and Social Care) and Professor Jerome Carson (UoB Psychology).


What’s it about:

This book explores applied positive psychology specifically for health and care staff, presenting eleven different interventions that have proven to be effective in improving wellbeing. Interventions are validated techniques, developed to include wellbeing enhancing activities, building effective user friendly, cost-effective self-help strategies. This toolkit for improving wellbeing provides a more holistic roadmap to increase self-awareness of staff abilities, potential talents, and positive characteristics, through a strengths-based approach.

There has been an abundance of research carried out relating to the use of positive psychology, but there is a distinct lack of a focus on staff specifically working in care settings. The book is geared to all levels of healthcare staff but is equally pertinent to all care workers and individuals as it so transferable.

Dr Jan Macfarlane said:

Image of person holding a book up, pointing to the author name as they wrote the book

“This is the book that I 'wanted' when I started my PhD in positive psychology. It would have saved me hours! Included in the up to date evidence based text are links to other key people, websites, a range of free user-friendly activities, reflective and points of critical interest.

I hope that people keep an open mind and maybe feel inspired to try out those topics they feel a natural alignment with and perhaps research further into this fascinating and evolving area of positive psychology. It is certainly a lifelong journey for myself. If anyone would like to make contact with me to discuss further or to consider how to apply it for themselves or in for groups I would be delighted to hear from them.”


Use your UoB login details to read it online here!

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