Sociology for Nurses: A Textbook for Nurses / Edition 1

Sociology for Nurses: A Textbook for Nurses / Edition 1

by Elaine Denny
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745631010

ISBN-13: 9780745631011

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745631011
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
175.20(w) x 248.90(h) x 25.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsvii
Acknowledgementsx
Introduction1
Part INursing and the Sociology of Health and Health Care
1What is Sociology?7
2Why Should Nurses Study Sociology?29
3What is Health?47
4Nursing as an Occupation66
Part IIInequalities and Diversities in Health and Health Care
5Gendered Concerns87
6Contemporary Perspectives on Ageing104
7Chronic Illness, Disabling Barriers, Discrimination and Prejudice121
8Social Class and Health140
9Race and Ethnicity161
Part IIIWhere does Care Take Place?
10The Family, Health and Caring181
11Primary Care in the Community199
12Hospitals and Institutions in the Community217
Part IVPolicy Influences on Health and Health Care
13Health Policy237
14The Management and Organization of Health Care253
15Health, Housing and the Environment270
Conclusion292
Index298

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