Sociology will always remain a dynamic and living science due to its roots in the study of human action and interaction. Sociology within the nursing practice therefore aims to understanding society and its impact on individuals in order to give total patient care. In this, the 5th edition of Nursing sociology, substantial attention has been given to aspects of socialisation, social interaction, structure and relationships, social stratification, group dynamics, institutions, organisations and social problems encountered within the nursing practice. Pertinent examples of the manifestation of sociology in the nursing profession as currently experienced in South Africa are also included. Written from a multicultural perspective, it reflects on South Africa's diversity where complex sociological ideas are explained in such a way that is easy to follow. Contents include the following:
- Transcultural nursing
- The self and socialisation
- Social interaction, structure and relationships
- Social stratification and mobility
- Social groups and group dynamics
- The family as cornerstone of society
- Institutions and organisations
- Social change and social movements
- Social problems and deviant behaviour
Nursing sociology provides nursing students with a clear, easy-to-understand sociological text specifically orientated towards nursing that emphasises specific aspects and creativity within the nursing environment.
Chapter 1 A theoretical overview
Chapter 2 Culture
Chapter 3 Socialisation
Chapter 4 Social interaction, social structure and social relationships
Chapter 5 Social stratification and mobility
Chapter 6 Social groups
Chapter 7 Group dynamics
Chapter 8 The family
Chapter 9 Institutions and organisations
Chapter 10 Social change and social movements
Chapter 11 Social problems
Supplementary material available for this title includes:
JPEGs of all figures and tables
Suggested answers to questions in the textbook
All source material (excluding figures and tables) has been supplied in an editable format (Microsoft Office) and you can fully customise it to your needs.
Please click on the link below to access the Lecturer Support Material (LSM) portal:
If this is the first time you access Van Schaik Publishers LSM, you will need to register and set up a profile. Once your registration has been approved you will be sent an email and will then be able to request access to the resources you need for a particular book. You will also be able to request access to the resources of additional books using your profile.
We welcome any suggestions regarding new or additional resources. For any queries or feedback please contact our digital publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org. The material available varies from book to book and may also be developed further over time.
If you are uncertain about the registration and access request procedures, please download the LSM Manual.
Lecturer Support Material is available free to lecturers who lecture on courses where the book is prescribed but samples are also available should you wish to review what is available as part of your prescribed book selection process. Please contact your Marketer for access to the sample LSM.
Student requests for LSM will not be entertained and any attempts by students to access lecturer support material will be reported to a student’s lecturer or to the Head of Department.