Social contexts of nursing practice

Allan, Helen T. and Kelly, Daniel and Smith, Pam and Traynor, Michael (2016) Social contexts of nursing practice. Sage, London. (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

From the Introduction:
Sociology is the study of human social life, groups and societies. Sociologists study everything from everyday interactions, which are usually taken for granted, to global issues, for example how countries and cultures come into conflict. We see nursing and healthcare as essentially social activities that can be analysed from the perspective of how the individuals involved are influenced by the social world around them. Sociology offers you a way of understanding what is happening, for example, when you join a group such as your cohort of fellow students. It can also help you to understand the organisation of work you encounter in clinical placements and develop understanding of patients’ experience of illness. By focussing on everyday events, sociology makes the ordinary extraordinary and can reveal to us hidden reasons why people do what they do. This includes the way that you learn to ‘become a nurse’, a member of this profession and a member of different groups along the way.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 17376
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Depositing User: Michael Traynor
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2015 09:37
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:36
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17376

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