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Psychology and Sociology in Nursing
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Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

Third Edition


248 pages | Learning Matters

This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key concepts using nursing case studies and examples. Chapters move from individual and personal issues onto society as a whole and explore the psychological and sociological basis that underpins all aspects of nursing practice.

Key features:

  • All content linked to the sociological and psychological requirements in the NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses
  • Activities to help build critical thinking, independent learning and decision-making skills
  • Case studies and scenarios that link sociological and psychological theory to nursing practice

A key text for nursing students in all fields of practice

 
Chapter 1: The relevance of psychology and sociology for nursing
 
Chapter 2: Professional values
 
Chapter 3: Communication
 
Chapter 4: Inequalities, health outcomes and nursing practice
 
Chapter 5: Decision-making
 
Chapter 6: Leadership
 
Chapter 7: Death and stress
 
Chapter 8: Parents and children
 
Chapter 9: Mental health and learning disabilities
 
Chapter 10: Conclusion: theory, issues and future directions

This book provides an excellent overview of how psychology and sociology helps to shape and inform best practice

Mrs Michele Ponting
Access to Higher Education, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
January 21, 2019

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