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Sociology for Nurses / Edition 2
     

Sociology for Nurses / Edition 2

by Elaine Denny, Sarah Earle
 

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ISBN-10: 0745646255

ISBN-13: 9780745646251

Pub. Date: 02/08/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Since its publication, Sociology for Nurses has become a leading textbook in the field and an invaluable companion for students wishing to understand how sociology can help nursing practice.

This thoroughly revised and updated new edition maintains its commitment to providing jargon free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying

Overview

Since its publication, Sociology for Nurses has become a leading textbook in the field and an invaluable companion for students wishing to understand how sociology can help nursing practice.

This thoroughly revised and updated new edition maintains its commitment to providing jargon free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice. Clearly written and carefully illustrated, the new edition includes a whole new chapter on global health, as well as recent developments in health policy, and supports a dedicated website with extra resources for students (see www.politybooks.com/sociologyfornurses). In addition, the book provides clearly defined learning aims, a useful glossary of sociological concepts, structured activities and questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading.

Both editors have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and at pre-registration and post-registration degree levels. Their book will continue to spark interest and debate among all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745646251
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Nursing and the sociology of health and health care.

1. What is sociology? (Keith Sharp).

2. Why should nurses study sociology? (Barbara Green and Sarah Earle).

3. What is health? (Sarah Earle).

4. Nursing as an occupation (Elaine Denny).

SECTION II: Inequalities and diversities in health and healthcare.

5. Gender (Gayle Letherby).

6. Age and ageing (Pat Chambers).

7. Chronic illness and disability (Nick Watson and Elaine Denny).

8. Social Class (Terry O'Donnell).

9. Race and ethnicity (Lorraine Culley and Simon Dyson).

10. Global health (Sarah Earle).

SECTION III: Where Does Care Take Place?

11. The family, health and caring (Corrine Wilson and Geraldine Brown).

12. Primary care and the community (Mike Filby).

13. Hospitals and institutions (Philip Shelton and Elaine Denny).

SECTION IV: Policy Influences on Health and Healthcare.

14. Health Policy (David Cox).

15. The management and organization of healthcare (Alistair Hewison).

16. Health, housing and the environment (Douglas McCarrick).

Conclusion.

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