Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers (2nd International edition)

Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers (2nd International edition)

By: Mark Walsh (author), David Tait (author)Paperback

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Now in its second edition, An Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers provides an accessible grounding for all nursing and health care students who have little previous experience of studying Sociology but who, within their first year courses, need to quickly develop sociological thinking skills and knowledge that they can apply to their own care practice. As a discipline, Sociology focuses on how human lives are socially structured and organised, and on the ways in which everyday experiences are made meaningful - a crucial underpinning of health and social care theory and practice. This engaging text introduces basic sociological concepts and techniques and encourages all health care students to make the most of their experiences in the practice environment, learning from these, and becoming a reflective, sociologically-informed practitioner.

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About Author

Mark Walsh is an Open University social science tutor, freelance writer and mental health nurse. David Tait is a Lecturer at the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care, Edinburgh Napier.

Contents

Preface Digital Support Resources 1. Understanding Sociology 2. Sociological Approaches to Healthcare Issues 3. Questioning Medical Knowledge 4. Social Class, the Family and Health Experience 5. Gender and Health 6. 'Race', Culture, Ethnicity and Health 7. Understanding illness and behaviour 8. Sociology and the body 9. Sociological approaches to mental distress Appendices - Rapid Recap Answers

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781408075050
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781408075050
  • weight: 294
  • ISBN10: 1408075059
  • edition: 2nd International edition

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