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Do no harm: Balancing the costs and benefits of patient outcomes in health psychology research and practice

Ogden, JE (2016) Do no harm: Balancing the costs and benefits of patient outcomes in health psychology research and practice Journal of Health Psychology.

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Abstract

This article analyses research exploring medication adherence, help-seeking behaviour, screening and behaviour change to argue that all interventions have the potential for both benefit and harm. Accordingly, health psychology may have inadvertently contributed to psychological harms (e.g. lead times, anxiety, risk compensation and rebound effects); medical harms (e.g. medication side effects, unnecessary procedures) and social harms (e.g. financial costs, increased consultations rates). Such harms may result from medicalisation or pharmaceuticalisation. Or, they may reflect the ways in which we manage probabilities and an optimistic bias that emphasises benefit over cost.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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Ogden, JEUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 31 May 2016
Identification Number : 10.1177/1359105316648760
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2016 by SAGE Publications
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Jun 2016 13:56
Last Modified : 07 Jun 2016 13:56
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810950

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