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Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

Psychology and Sociology in Nursing

200 pages | Learning Matters

This book explores the sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these subjects in order to be a good nurse. It has been written specifically for nursing students, and explains clearly the key concepts in both disciplines that they need to grasp. Chapters move from the individual to wider societal issues and look at the psychological and sociological basis of professional values, interpersonal relationships, nursing practice, decision making, leadership and management and teamwork. Each of the field of is explored to show the specific application of these disciplines to each.

Key Features

  • Linked to the new NMC Standards and ESCs for degree-level education
  • Case studies and scenarios link theory to modern practice environments
  • Activities help build critical thinking, independent learning and decision-making skills
  • A key text for all fields of practice pre-registration nursing students
The Relevance of Psychology and Sociology for Nursing
Professional Values
Inequalities, Health Outcomes and Nursing Practice
Decision Making
Death, Stress and Resilience
Maternity and Children's Nursing
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

This book is a recommended text for those studying psychology and sociology in nursing

Ms Louise Lawson
College Lane, University of Hertfordshire
May 5, 2015

Great resource for those new to these topics

Miss Rachel East
Heath Care, Warrington Collegiate
December 18, 2014

As for other books used I used this for a communications run. It gives the students an insight in to sociological perspective. Good book for sociology of health - got us discussing law and ethics and policy!

Mrs Sarah Young
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Univ. of The West of England
July 3, 2014

The text is easy and pleasant to read allowing for greater absorption of the material. To help in the consolidation of information exercises/activities are incorported into each chapter.
I would highly recommend this text to any student studying psychology and sociology as part of their nursing studies or those already established in their career due to it's relationship to holistic practice. It is a book dedicated to the nursing professions most important aspect; understanding patients needs.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
April 25, 2014

This is a very useful resource for pre registration students. The authors manage to addess psychological and sociological theory in a concise and meaningful way.

Mrs Gillian Wilson
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Hull University
March 21, 2014

Text provides very good overview for students

Mr John Gately
Nursing Department, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
October 1, 2013

Useful book that is good for supplementary reading material.
easy to follow and the author has a good writing style

Julie Hadley
Nursing and Midwifery Stafford, Staffordshire University
August 27, 2013

In a clear and accessible manner Psychology and Sociology in Nursing provides an excellent introduction to two academic approaches, knowledge of which are essential for both students and practioners of nursing to perform their role to a professional standard.

Mrs Lynne Bedson
Institure of Health and Wellbeing, Coleg Llandrillo Cymru
August 27, 2013

Elements of this book can be used to support content from modules within the pre reg nursing programme.

Ms Louise Braithwaite
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
July 2, 2013

This is an excellent book. It is easy to read and it contains some great activities which i have used in the classroom. Students also like this book as it gives good understanding of both the disciplines

Ms Gerri Capper
Access to Higher Education, Warrington Collegiate Institute
May 16, 2013

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman is now an independent scholar having retired from his position as lecturer in Adult Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Plymouth University. He qualified as a Registered General Nurse in the 1980's following graduation with a BSc Sociology and Politics. He writes on topics such as sustainability, climate change and health but always within a socio-political framework. He is author and co-author of two other Learning Matters books: Collaborative Practice and Sociology and Psychology in Nursing. Current interests include the socio-political role of the nurse. More About Author

Tim Ley

Tim Ley has been teaching psychology as applied to health care to various health professions since 1990, initially at St Loyes School of Occupational Therapy and subsequently at Plymouth University. This work has provided him with many opportunities to collect the experiences of both those who receive health care and those who provide it. The aim of his teaching is to show how the ideas of academic psychology can be applied to help health care workers understand more fully the experiences of those that they care for. More About Author