Sociology for Nurses / Edition 2

Sociology for Nurses / Edition 2

by Elaine Denny
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745646247

ISBN-13: 9780745646244

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: Wiley

From a UK perspective, Denny (health and policy studies, U. of Central England, Birmingham) and Earle (health and social care, Open U.) make a case for why nursing students should study sociology. Contributors to 15 chapters address issues including social influences on health, the social vs. biomedical model of health, the medicalization of everyday life,

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From a UK perspective, Denny (health and policy studies, U. of Central England, Birmingham) and Earle (health and social care, Open U.) make a case for why nursing students should study sociology. Contributors to 15 chapters address issues including social influences on health, the social vs. biomedical model of health, the medicalization of everyday life, socialization of nurses, inequities in healthcare, and institutional care options. The text includes discussion questions, activities, further readings and resources. Distributed in the US by Blackwell Publishers. Annotation © 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745646244
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Acknowledgements x

Illustration Credits xi

Introduction 1

Part I Nursing and the Sociology of Health and Health Care

1 What is Sociology? Keith Sharp 7

2 Why Should Nurses Study Sociology? Barbara Green Sarah Earle 28

3 What is Health? Sarah Earle 50

4 Nursing as an Occupation Elaine Denny 72

Part II Inequalities and Diversities in Health and Health Care

5 Gender Gayle Letherby 99

6 Age and Ageing Pat Chambers 118

7 Chronic Illness and Disability Nick Watson Elaine Denny 138

8 Social Class Terry O'Donnell 161

9 Race and Ethnicity Lorraine Culley Simon Dyson 184

10 Global Health Sarah Earle 205

Part III Where Does Care Take Place?

11 The Family, Health and Caring Geraldine Broum Corinne Wilson 229

12 Primary Care in the Community Mike Filby 247

13 Hospitals and Institutions Philip Shelton Elaine Denny 268

Part IV Policy Influences on Health and Health Care

14 Health Policy David Cox 293

15 The Management and Organization of Health Care Alistair Hewison 311

16 Health, Housing and the Environment Douglas McCarrick 333

Conclusion 358

Index 361

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