Understanding Sociology in Nursing
- Helen Allan - Middlesex University, UK
- Michael Traynor - Middlesex University, UK
- Daniel Kelly - Cardiff University, UK
- Pam Smith - University of Edinburgh, UK
Health Psychology | Nursing | Sociology of Health and Illness
Key features include:
- Case studies and scenarios to help students relate sociology to real-life examples
- Reflection points to help students critically engage with the discussion
- Learning outcomes and chapter summaries for revision
- Definitions of key terms in each chapter
‘This is a very useful addition to existing resources –I hope it becomes a core addition to nursing reading lists everywhere.’
'This is an excellent sociology textbook that I will be recommending to my students. It is interesting, relevant and easy to read – particularly good for the student who a) has not studied sociology at A Level and b) the student who fails to see the relevance of sociology to nursing.'
'Written by eminent researchers in the field “Understanding Sociology in Nursing” provides a unique and contemporary nursing perspective of sociology. The book is practice focused and supported by theory, making the text highly accessible for nursing students to understand why sociology is relevant and important to them. Highly recommended for undergraduate nursing.'
'Nursing is a crucial social activity. This fascinating book sociologically analyses the key issues of practice across the spectrum of care; the role and meaning of nursing, being a patient, the caring role, the body, overall management, macro theory and when things go wrong. It is brilliantly written; accessible, intelligent and moving.'
'Understanding Sociology in Nursing will become a key text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students due to it’s comprehensive overview of the field. However, what excites me most is that my undergraduate students will be introduced to key influential authors such as Goffman in reading this book. I have ordered copies for my university library!'
'Understanding Sociology of Nursing examines contemporary nursing from a critical perspective in an interesting and accessible style that encourages a reflective and questioning approach. The discussions of research and care investigations are thought provoking and will extend perspectives about nursing as a profession today.'
Very useful for teaching BSc nursing students
This is an excellent sociology textbook that will be of significant use to students on the BSc Nursing Programme - this book will also provide a useful resource for students on a post-grad course for students who are new to sociology.
A very well written book, 5*
Excellent, intelligent contextualising of nursing.
Recommended for any student and registered nurses interested in the sociological element of nursing.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Understanding Sociology in Nursing: Introduction