Sociology for Health Professionals
- Lani Russell - Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Nursing | Public Health | Sociology of Health & Illness
The book includes:
-The main sociological concepts relevant to healthcare students
-Examples linking sociological concepts and major health topics
-Exercises to test students' understanding
-Glossaries of key terms and key theorists
-Advice on further reading
-A full companion website with teaching materials for lecturers and learning resources for students
This is the ideal text to recommend to students who need an accessible introduction to the sociology of health and illness.
‘Excellent. This text covers all the aspects of sociology that any discerning undergraduate would want or need. The case studies will be very helpful for student learning and development.’
‘This book has helped me to understand the challenging topic of sociology. The writing is engaging for undergraduate students like me.’
This book is well written and gives a broad introduction to sociological considerations - there are clear sign posts to wider reading but if this area is a new area of consideration you will not feel overwhelmed
This is a useful text for the healthcare student. The text addresses a broad range of topics for the healthcare professional. Each chapter identifies the key issues and emphasises key terms and concepts, thus facilitating students engagement. Each chapter is complimented by exercises which challenge the student to reflect on their own profession specific experiences.
I found this a useful book to dip in and out of. When explaining the role of sociology in health to my students I found this book had a lot of information that the students could relate to and that was useful for discussions.
Excellent book and recommended for the library at the college
Fantastic book, well written and organised, covering a wide range of topics which I use with three modules I teach
Currently used as a recommended text to widen the knowledge of students from a bio-psychosocial standpoint.
Within the areas addressed within the text, very engaging and some challenging and constructively critical material.
Particularly useful critique of the biomedical focus/influence and reflecting this to key areas of class, ethnicity ageing and gender.
Certainly a very useful supplemental text for the students who wish to develop and engage with sociology and sociological health acre theory at a slightly greater depth.
Very useful for lecturing and teaching staff within the areas covered
An engaging and current text book
This is a useful introduction to sociology for nursing students. It should facilitate application of sociology to nursing practice and enable students to disentangle the complex inter-relationship between theory and practice.