Sociology for Nurses: A Textbook for Nurses / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745631011
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 175.20 (w) x 248.90 (h) x 25.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 What is sociology? 7
2 Why should nurses study sociology? 29
3 What is health? 47
4 Nursing as an occupation 66
5 Gendered concerns 87
6 Contemporary perspectives on ageing 104
7 Chronic illness, disabling barriers, discrimination and prejudice 121
8 Social class and health 140
9 Race and ethnicity 161
10 The family, health and caring 181
11 Primary care in the community 199
12 Hospitals and institutions in the community 217
13 Health policy 237
14 The management and organization of health care 253
15 Health, housing and the environment 270
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