Sociology in Nursing and Healthcare

Sociology in Nursing and Healthcare

by Hannah Cooke, Susan M. Philpin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0443101558

ISBN-13: 9780443101557

Pub. Date: 07/14/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Nursing practice needs to be informed by an understanding of people and the societies in which they live. This introductory text has been designed specifically to discuss those aspects of sociology which are most relevant to nursing and the health care context in which

Overview

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Nursing practice needs to be informed by an understanding of people and the societies in which they live. This introductory text has been designed specifically to discuss those aspects of sociology which are most relevant to nursing and the health care context in which it takes place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443101557
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/14/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

Part one – Sociology, nursing and everyday life
Introduction. Thinking sociologically about families and health. Thinking sociologically about religion and health. Work, professionalism and organisational life. Social class, poverty and health. Inequalities and health disadvantage.

Part two - Healthcare systems and nursing
Healthcare policy and organisational change. Power and communication in healthcare. Nursing and nursing professionalism. Partnerships and care in the community.

Part three – The experience of illness
Understandings of health, illness, risk and bodies. Lay understandings of health and risk: a changing picture. Experiencing ill-health. Social responses to illness and disability. Death and dying.

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