Sociology for Nurses / Edition 2

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Since its publication, Sociology for Nurses has become a leading textbook in the field and an invaluable companion for students wishing to understand how sociology can help nursing practice. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition maintains its commitment to providing jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice. Clearly written, and carefully illustrated, the new edition includes a whole new chapter on global health, as well as recent developments in health policy and a dedicated website with extra resources for students. In addition, the book provides:
• clearly-defined learning aims
• a useful glossary of sociological concepts
• structured activities and questions for discussion
• annotated 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 continue to spark interest and debate among all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This new edition continues to have an accessible style much neededby those students of health care new to sociology. The selectedtopics are tackled from a practitioner's perspective, withquestions at the end of each chapter to help explore and apply thematerial in more detail. A new chapter tackling the impact ofglobalization is welcomed. This is an ideal textbook for studentsof all branches of nursing and midwifery, particularly in the earlyyears, or for those revisiting the underpinning disciplinessupporting nursing practice. A relevant, enjoyable read supportedby good references and recommendations for further reading."
Jane Alderton, University of Brighton

"This clearly written introduction to sociology demonstrates therelevance of the subject to nursing. After considering socialdivisions in relation to health and health care, the book thenexplores where and how health care takes place and, finally, givesan overview of health and related government policy."
Paul Godin, City University, London

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745646251
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/8/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,491,891
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Denny is Emeritus Professor of Health Sociology atBirmingham City University

Sarah Earle is a Lecturer at the School of Health and SocialWelfare at the Open University

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: Nursing and the sociology of health and healthcare.

1. What is sociology? (Keith Sharp).

2. Why should nurses study sociology? (Barbara Green andSarah Earle).

3. What is health? (Sarah Earle).

4. Nursing as an occupation (Elaine Denny).

SECTION II: Inequalities and diversities in health andhealthcare.

5. Gender (Gayle Letherby).

6. Age and ageing (Pat Chambers).

7. Chronic illness and disability (Nick Watson and ElaineDenny).

8. Social Class (Terry O'Donnell).

9. Race and ethnicity (Lorraine Culley and SimonDyson).

10. Global health (Sarah Earle).

SECTION III: Where Does Care Take Place?

11. The family, health and caring (Corrine Wilson andGeraldine Brown).

12. Primary care and the community (Mike Filby).

13. Hospitals and institutions (Philip Shelton and ElaineDenny).

SECTION IV: Policy Influences on Health andHealthcare.

14. Health Policy (David Cox).

15. The management and organization of healthcare (AlistairHewison).

16. Health, housing and the environment (DouglasMcCarrick).


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