Sociology for Nursing and Health Care

Sociology for Nursing and Health Care

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This volume provides an introduction to sociology for all those working in nursing and health care. It has been specially designed to be of use to those whose primary responsibilities concern the prevention, cure and management of illness. "Sociology for Nursing and Health Care" introduces a wide range of central topics. The following themes are explored: the professions in medicine; the hospital as an organization; relationships in the health service; inequalities of health; what makes us ill?; the national health service; women's health and nursing; and methods of research in sociology for nurses. Each chapter includes an account of the key issues and viewpoints as well as helpful and constructive questions and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 tables, bibliography, glossary, index
  • 0745609058
  • 9780745609058

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Sociology 2. The Professions in Medicine 3. The Hospital as an Organization: Beliefs and Realities 4. Relationships in the Health Service 5. Inequalities of Health 6. What Makes Us Ill? 7. The National Health Service: A Sociological View 8. Women's Health and Nursing 9. Methods of Research in Sociology for more