This book offers a bio-psycho-social approach to evidence-based practice in health and social care. The book presents current evidence on the influence of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors on behaviour, a survey of developmental factors from childhood to old age, and implications for practice at each stage.
Brian Sheldon is Emeritus Professor of Applied Social Research in the Penninsula Medical School at the University of Exeter, UK. Previously he was Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services there. His long standing interest has been in studies of the effectiveness of services for people with mental health problems. He is the author of six books and many research articles on evidenced based practice in Health & Social Care.