Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

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This book explores the sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these subjects in order to be a good nurse. It has been written specifically for nursing students, and explains clearly the key concepts in both disciplines that they need to grasp. Chapters move from the individual to wider societal issues and look at the psychological and sociological basis of professional values, interpersonal relationships, nursing practice, decision making, leadership and ...

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Overview

This book explores the sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these subjects in order to be a good nurse. It has been written specifically for nursing students, and explains clearly the key concepts in both disciplines that they need to grasp. Chapters move from the individual to wider societal issues and look at the psychological and sociological basis of professional values, interpersonal relationships, nursing practice, decision making, leadership and management and teamwork. Each of the field of is explored to show the specific application of these disciplines to each.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857258366
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Benny Goodman is a lecturer in adult nursing studies with the University of Plymouth and has been teaching nurses since 1992. His clinical focus includes adult acute hospital based care and, more recently, new roles for nurse practitioners, paramedics and emergency care practitioners in health assessment and clinical examination. He teaches courses which draw students from various disciplinary and professional backgrounds. His academic interests and teaching include Evidence Based Practice, Leadership and Management and sustainability. His sociological background assists him in analysing social and ethical processes which underpin professional practice and his first degree is in Sociology and Politics.

Tim Ley has been teaching psychology as applied to health care to various health professions since 1990, initially at St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy and subsequently at Plymouth University. This work has provided him with many opportunities to collect the experiences of both those who receive health care and those who provide it. The aim of his teaching is to show how the ideas of academic psychology can be applied to help health care workers understand more fully the experiences of those that they care for.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction
The Relevance of Psychology and Sociology for Nursing
Professional Values
Communication
Inequalities, Health Outcomes and Nursing Practice
Decision Making
Leadership
Death, Stress and Resilience
Maternity and Children's Nursing
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

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