Sociology for Nurses

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Polity, 2005 - Medical - 310 pages
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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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Contents

1 What is Sociology?
7
2 Why Should Nurses Study Sociology?
29
3 What is Health?
47
4 Nursing as an Occupation
66
Part II
84
Inequalities and Diversities in Health and Health Care
85
5 Gendered Concerns
87
6 Contemporary Perspectives on Ageing
104
Where does Care Take Place?
179
10 The Family Health and Caring
181
11 Primary Care in the Community
199
12 Hospitals and Institutions in the Community
217
Part IV
234
Policy Influences onHealth and Health Care
235
13 Health Policy
237
14 The Management and Organization of Health Care
253

7 Chronic Illness Disabling Barriers Discrimination and Prejudice
121
8 Social Class and Health
140
9 Race and Ethnicity
161
Part III
178
15 Health Housing and the Environment
270
Conclusion
292
Index
298
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Elaine Denny is Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University.

Sarah Earle is Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University.

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