Sociology for Nurses
Elaine Denny, Sarah Earle
Polity, 2005 - Medical - 310 pages
Nurses often ask:
- What is sociology?
- Why do I need sociology to be a nurse?
- What's the point of studying it?
This major new textbook answers these questions. It focuses on the relevance of sociology to contemporary nursing practice. Clearly written, and carefully illustrated, the book uses jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice.
In addition, the book provides:
- clearly defined learning aims
- a useful glossary of sociological concepts
- structured activities and questions for discussion
- annontated suggestions for further reading
Both editors have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and degree pre-registration and post-registration levels. Their book will spark interest and debate amongst all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time.
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1 What is Sociology?
2 Why Should Nurses Study Sociology?
3 What is Health?
4 Nursing as an Occupation
Inequalities and Diversities in Health and Health Care
5 Gendered Concerns
6 Contemporary Perspectives on Ageing
Where does Care Take Place?
10 The Family Health and Caring
11 Primary Care in the Community
12 Hospitals and Institutions in the Community
Policy Influences onHealth and Health Care
13 Health Policy
14 The Management and Organization of Health Care
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