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Sociology as Applied to Nursing and Health Care

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-1932-6

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Sociology as Applied to Nursing and Health Care

Mary Birchenall; Peter Birchenall

272 pages
Trim Size 6 1/2 X 9 1/2 in
Copyright 1999
$61.95, Paperback, Reference



This text is designed specifically to discuss sociological ideas and theories in terms of their relationship to nursing and the health care context in which they take place. Provides an accessible introduction to major sociological themes and ideas with topics that include an introduction to the sociology of health care, inequalities in health, the social context of nursing, and more. Each chapter contains case studies and examples which link to a variety of settings and client groups. Reflection and discussion questions encourage critical thinking. Also contains a helpful glossary of sociological terminology.


"Particularly commendable are the presentational qualities of the book. Blocks of text are interspersed with diagrams, charts, points for reflection, activities, discussion points and case studies." Jon Mulholland, Nursing Times, Vol 95, no 11, March 1999

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Edited by Mary Birchenall, MA, BA(Hons), RN, CertEd, RNT, Senior Nursing Lecturuer, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK; and Peter Birchenall, PhD, MA, RN, DN, RNT, Professor of Health Studies, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, Lincoln, UK

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