Changes in society affect health services and the individuals who work in and use them. As a result, the contribution of the social and behavioral sciences - sociology, social policy and psychology - to a holistic understanding of nursing is being increasingly acknowledged. Nursing courses reflect this contribution, yet it is often difficult for students to see the connections between these three related disciplines and their relevance to nursing. This is the first textbook which clearly explains and integrates these important areas while emphasizing their relevance and applications to nursing care.
• Introduction to three important topics sociology, social policy and psychology, showing not only how they connect to each other, but more importantly their relevance to nursing care. Plentiful examples and case studies
• Reflective questions Includes chapters on Older adults, children, men and womens health, families, inequalities, demographics
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||7.52(w) x 9.76(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 ORGANISATION and DELIVERY of HEALTH CARE: Introduction to Social Policy. Development of Health Care in the United Kingdom. The Politics and Economics of Health Care. Comparative Health. SECTION 2 SOCIETY, HEALTH and ILLNESS: Introduction to Sociology. Social Phenomena in Health Care. Inequalities in Health and Health Care. Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Health Care. Social Construction of Illness. SECTION 3 the FAMILY and HEALTH CARE: the Family. The Developing Individual in the Family. 1. The DevelopingIndividual in the Family. 2. Community and Community Care. SECTION 4 the INDIVIDUAL and HEALTH CARE: Introduction to Psychology. The Individual and Group Behaviour. Communication and Professional/Client Relationships. Deviance in Health Care. SECTION 5 INDIVIDUAL RESPONSES to HEALTH CARE, Individual Differences. Stress and Coping. Responses. Psychological Therapies.