At the end of this chapter you will be able to explain:
- How the health psychology topics you have learnt from this book relate to each stage in the life-course
- The competencies needed by nurses, midwives and health visitors to practise in a psychologically-informed manner
- How to apply your health psychology knowledge to your practice
Whatever their specialist field, nurses, midwives and health visitors are helping patients and their families at each stage of life to manage illness and to stay as well as they can be. Throughout this book we have considered how knowledge of health psychology can help us to do this in the most effective and evidence-based way.