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Applied Social Science for Nursing Students

Applied Social Science for Nursing Students

First edition

December 2023 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
What are the social sciences and how are they relevant to nursing? How can I apply them to my practice?
This book introduces the essential social science that you need in order to register and practice effectively as a nurse. Contributions from the social sciences enable you to better understand the world view of your patients and service users, as well as the wider social, cultural and political landscape in which they live and you provide care. This book will help you apply this knowledge to your everyday practice. Be it providing holistic person-centred care, advocating for your patients and their communities, or contributing to service improvement, understanding the social sciences is key to a nursing career that truly makes a difference. 

Key features: 
- Fully mapped to the NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)
- Explores social science’s contribution to key aspects of your study including sociology, psychology, research, and health promotion
- Case studies, activities and student insights illustrate theory and concepts in real life nursing practice

Chapter 1: Social science informed nursing
Chapter 2: Understanding individuals and their communities
Chapter 3: Holistic care needs
Chapter 4: Addressing inequalities and discrimination
Chapter 5: Activism and politics
Chapter 6: Population health
Chapter 7: Social science research methods

The content was relevant to a module that focuses on public health and the information was pitched at an appropriate level for our students

Miss Siobhan Flynn
Nursing and Midwifery, Swansea University
January 16, 2024

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