Sociology will always remain a dynamic and living science due to its roots in the study of the human condition with reference to human action and interaction. Nursing sociology aims to understand society and how individuals function within it, within the health sector and specifically within the current nursing scenario, in order to provide holistic patient care.
Nursing sociology presents a multicultural perspective, reflecting on South Africa’s diversity and explaining complex sociological ideas in a way that is easy to follow. In this 6th edition, substantial attention has been given to aspects of socialisation, social interaction, structure and relationships, social stratification, group dynamics, institutions, organisations and social problems encountered in nursing practice. Pertinent examples of the manifestation of sociology in the nursing profession and its practice as currently experienced in South Africa are also included. Activities allow students to debate issues arising from sociology in the nursing context in group format in order to promote creative thinking and comprehension.
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 students with a clear, easy-to-understand sociological text specifically oriented 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
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