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Vital Notes for Nurses: Sociology provides a concise accessible introduction to major sociological themes and outlines their relevance to nursing practice. It explores issues such as health and illness, NHS culture, social class, gender and inequalities, the contribution of sociology in the nursing curriculum & the changing role of the nurse. Illustrated with examples from all branches of nursing practice, this text clearly illustrates the relevance of sociology to nursing and will be useful to all nursing students on the common foundation programme, as well as newly qualified nurses. User–friendly format Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge Each chapter includes features such as activities, case studies, learning objectives and reflective exercises Relates sociological themes specifically to nursing practice
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Joel Richman is Emeritus Professor of Medical Anthropology and was formerly head of The School of Sociology and Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has written a number of books n health topics, and distance learning texts in sociology for mental health nursing students.
Dave Mercer is a lecturer in the Division of Nursing at the University of Liverpool, where he is Head of Humanities for undergraduate and post–graduate provision. He has a longstanding interest in, and commitment to, the teaching and application of social science in healthcare. He has co–authored and edited a number of textbooks related to this area of practice.
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