Sociology for Nurses / Edition 1

Sociology for Nurses / Edition 1

by Sarah Earle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745631002

ISBN-13: 9780745631004

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

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

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:
9780745631004
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Acknowledgements

  • Introduction Sarah Earle and Elaine Denny
  • Section I: Nursing and the sociology of health and health care
  • Introduction
  • Sarah Earle & Elaine Denny
  • 1. What is sociology, Keith Sharp
  • 2. Why should nurses study sociology? Barbara Green
  • 3. What is health? Sarah Earle
  • 4. Nursing as an occupation Elaine Denny
  • Section II: Inequalities and diversities in health and healthcare
  • Introduction
  • Sarah Earle & Elaine Denny
  • 5. Gendered concerns Gayle Letherby
  • 6. Contemporary perspectives on ageing Pat Chambers
  • 7. Chronic illness, disabling barriers, discrimination and prejudice Nick Watson
  • 8. Social Class Terry O'Donnell
  • 9. Race and ethnicity Lorraine Culley & Simon Dyson
  • Section III: Where Does Care Take Place?
  • Introduction
  • Sarah Earle & Elaine Denny
  • 10. The family, health and caring Corrine Wilson & Geraldine Brown
  • 11. Primary care and the community Mike Filby
  • 12. Hospitals and institutions within the community Philip Shelton
  • Section IV: Policy Influences on Health and Healthcare
  • Introduction
  • Sarah Earle & Elaine Denny
  • 13. Health Policy David Cox
  • 14. The management and organisation of healthcare Alistair Hewison
  • 15. Health, housing and the environment Douglas McCarrick
  • Conclusion
  • Index

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