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From the Publisher"This new edition continues to have an accessible style much needed by those students of health care new to sociology. The selected topics are tackled from a practitioner?s perspective, with questions at the end of each chapter to help explore and apply the material in more detail. A new chapter tackling the impact of globalization is welcomed. This is an ideal textbook for students of all branches of nursing and midwifery, particularly in the early years, or for those revisiting the underpinning disciplines supporting nursing practice. A relevant, enjoyable read supported by good references and recommendations for further reading."
Jane Alderton, University of Brighton
"This clearly written introduction to sociology demonstrates the relevance of the subject to nursing. After considering social divisions in relation to health and health care, the book then explores where and how health care takes place and, finally, gives an overview of health and related government policy."
Paul Godin, City University, London