Sociology for Nursing and Health Care
January 1994, Polity
Sociology for Nursing and Health Care is a straightforward accessible text, which 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; 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 exercises.
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, Health and Nursing.
9. Methods of Research in Sociology for Nurses.
David Skidmore, Manchester Metropolitan University
'A very readable book in which sociology is made relevant to
nursing and health care in a interesting and lively manner.'
Robert Bocock, The Open University