Sociology in Nursing and Healthcare

Author
By Hannah Cooke, BSc, MSc (Econ), MSc (Nurs), PhD, RN, DN, RNT and Susan M. Philpin
ISBN
9780443101557
Publication Date
14-07-2008
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· A user-friendly introduction to a subject which students often find strange and new
· Relates sociology to health and nursing to make the subject relevant to clinical practice
· Key concepts and chapter summaries aid learning and revision
· Case studies help relate theory to practice
· Reference lists in each chapter provide the evidence base.
· Biographical notes on eminent sociologists help bring the subject to life
· Annotated Further Reading enables more in-depth study
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.
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ISBN 9780443101557
Author Informaiton By Hannah Cooke, BSc, MSc (Econ), MSc (Nurs), PhD, RN, DN, RNT, Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK and Susan M. Philpin, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Care of Older People; School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea, UK Senior Lecturer Head of Centre for Primary Care, Public Health and Older People
Pp Authortext Cooke & Philpin
Table of Content 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.
E-SBN 9780702037443
Imprint Bailliere Tindall
Publication Date 14-07-2008
Pages 256
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