Sociology for Nurses / Edition 1

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Cambridge, England 2005 Hard cover New. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 310 p. Contains: Illustrations.

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The material is presented in a clear, accessible and uncomplicated format. It is helpful to readers who have little knowledge of sociology and its jargon, or how sociological theory connects to nursing practice ... The book is a useful addition to pre-registration nursing student programmes in promoting the importance of sociology and social policy, and how such policies link to nursing practice."

Nursing Standard

‘This is a much needed sociology textbook for student nurses of all four branches of nursing. It makes sociological theories accessible and brings the subject alive through the use of relevant exercises and activities.’

Anne Llewellyn, Leeds Metropolitan University

'Sociology for Nurses is a really useful introduction for health care students which enables those new to the study of sociology to understand and make sense of concepts and ideas in their chosen area of practice.'

Jane Alderton, University of Brighton

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745631004
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Denny is Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University.

Sarah Earle is Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.


  • 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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