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.
- 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