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Nursing sociology

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Paradoxes in Nurses' Identity, Culture and Image The Shadow Side of Nursing

Paradoxes in Nurses' Identity, Culture and Image The Shadow Side of Nursing

This book examines some of the more disturbing representations of nurses in popular culture, to understand nursing's complex identities, challenges and future directions. It critically analyses disquieting representations of nurses who don't care, who kill, who inspire fear or who do not comply with laws and policies. Also addressed are stories about how power is used, as well as supernatural experiences in nursing. Using a series of examples taken from popular culture ranging from film, television and novels to memoirs and true crime podcasts, it interrogates the meaning of the shadow side of nursing and the underlying paradoxes that influence professional identity. Iconic nursing figures are still powerful today. Decades after they were first created, Ratched and Annie Wilkes continue to make readers and viewers shudder at the prospect of ever being ill. Modern story telling modes are bringing to audiences the grim reality that some nurses are members of the working poor - like Cath Hardacre in Trust me, and others can be dangerous con artists, like Dirty John. This book is important reading for all those interested in understanding the links between nursing's image and the profession's potential as an agent for change.

Nursing Today Transition and Trends

Nursing Today Transition and Trends

Author: JoAnn Zerwekh, Ashley Zerwekh Garneau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2017

Loved for its humor, readability, and inviting cartoons, Nursing Today: Transitions and Trends, 9th Edition helps you prepare for the NCLEX-RN Examination - while giving you valuable information to succeed in your professional career. It reflects current issues and trending topics that nurses will face, ensuring that you graduate not only with patient care skills, but also with career development skills such as resume writing, finding a job, and effective interviewing. This edition features test-taking tips for the NCLEX-RN Examination and updated Evolve resources for students, including review questions and case studies. Thorough coverage of all the most important issues faced by the new nurse, preparing you for a professional career. An engaging approach features lively cartoons, chapter objectives, bibliographies, and colorful summary boxes. An emphasis on making the transition into the workplace is included in chapters such as NCLEX-RN?and the New Graduate, Employment Considerations: Opportunities, Resumes, and Interviewing,?and?Mentorship and Preceptorship. Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter offer questions and exercises asking you to apply what you have learned to clinical practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and evidence-based practice content throughout, focus your attention on the research evidence that supports clinical practice.? Content on the role of nursing includes changes related to the BSN in 10 campaign and how these might affect entry into practice, as well as differentiated nursing practice models. Mentoring and preceptorship content discusses preceptorships as a capstone course versus a formalized preceptorship or nurse externship in which a student is employed by a healthcare facility, as well as the advantages of and tips for getting a nurse externship while in nursing school. NEW and UPDATED! Thoroughly updated content throughout with new information on areas such as: 2016 NCLEX test plan and pass/fail determinates by level of difficulty, interprofessional education, serious reportable events and never events, and nursing responsibilities in spiritual care. UPDATED! New content on leadership and followership features professional models of nursing practice like medical or health homes and nurse-managed health centers. EXPANDED! Added QSEN competencies related to effective communication, team building, evidence-based practice, patient safety, and quality assurance highlighted throughout. UPDATED and IMPROVED! Section restructuring makes this edition even easier to follow. UPDATED! Evolve resources for students include review questions and case studies.

Sociology for Nurses

Sociology for Nurses

Author: Elaine Denny Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2016

Sociology for Nurses has become a leading textbook and an invaluable companion for students wishing to get to grips with how sociology can positively transform professional nursing practice. This thoroughly revised new edition maintains its commitment to providing jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of nursing. Readers will develop a clear understanding of what sociology is and why it is essential to practice, gain deeper awareness of social issues such as gender, ethnicity, class and the life course, and become more familiar with the social contexts of health policy and nursing as a profession. With updates in every chapter, the third edition includes a new chapter on research methods, a reorganized collection of chapters on health policy, extended coverage of long-term illness and disability, as well as contemporary case studies on topical healthcare issues such as dementia, the obesity epidemic and recent attempts to integrate health and social care. In addition, the book provides clearly defined learning aims, a useful glossary of sociological concepts, structured activities and questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The editors and contributing authors to the book have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and degree pre-registration and post-registration levels. Their book will continue to spark interest and debate among all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.politybooks.com/sociologyfornurses.

Sociology for Nurses

Sociology for Nurses

Author: Elaine Denny Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2016

Sociology for Nurses has become a leading textbook and an invaluable companion for students wishing to get to grips with how sociology can positively transform professional nursing practice. This thoroughly revised new edition maintains its commitment to providing jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of nursing. Readers will develop a clear understanding of what sociology is and why it is essential to practice, gain deeper awareness of social issues such as gender, ethnicity, class and the life course, and become more familiar with the social contexts of health policy and nursing as a profession. With updates in every chapter, the third edition includes a new chapter on research methods, a reorganized collection of chapters on health policy, extended coverage of long-term illness and disability, as well as contemporary case studies on topical healthcare issues such as dementia, the obesity epidemic and recent attempts to integrate health and social care. In addition, the book provides clearly defined learning aims, a useful glossary of sociological concepts, structured activities and questions for discussion, and annotated suggestions for further reading. The editors and contributing authors to the book have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and degree pre-registration and post-registration levels. Their book will continue to spark interest and debate among all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time. Please visit the accompanying website at: http://www.politybooks.com/sociologyfornurses.

Understanding Sociology in Nursing

Understanding Sociology in Nursing

Author: Helen Allan, Michael Traynor, Daniel Kelly, Pam Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Provides students with insights into key contemporary debates and events to demonstrate the relevance of sociology and its practical application to modern nursing. This textbook helps student nurses make the leap from a narrow focus on the physical problems of their patients to a broader understanding of the whole person and the contexts of care which will help them succeed as compassionate nurses. Written directly for nurses, it focuses on the individuals and families in their care, the organisations they work in, and the factors which affect their practice. Key features include: Case studies and scenarios to help students relate sociology to real-life examples Reflection points to help students critically engage with the discussion Learning outcomes and chapter summaries for revision Definitions of key terms in each chapter

Understanding Sociology in Nursing

Understanding Sociology in Nursing

Author: Helen Allan, Michael Traynor, Daniel Kelly, Pam Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Provides students with insights into key contemporary debates and events to demonstrate the relevance of sociology and its practical application to modern nursing. This textbook helps student nurses make the leap from a narrow focus on the physical problems of their patients to a broader understanding of the whole person and the contexts of care which will help them succeed as compassionate nurses. Written directly for nurses, it focuses on the individuals and families in their care, the organisations they work in, and the factors which affect their practice. Key features include: Case studies and scenarios to help students relate sociology to real-life examples Reflection points to help students critically engage with the discussion Learning outcomes and chapter summaries for revision Definitions of key terms in each chapter

Contemporary Nursing Issues, Trends, & Management

Contemporary Nursing Issues, Trends, & Management

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7th Edition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today's nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on palliative care, this comprehensive new edition takes readers through the evolution of nursing, the role of the nurse today, safe and effective decision-making, collaboration and communication, leadership, job opportunities, and a number of timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today. Full-color design enhances the narrative with a clear, visually appealing explanation of concepts. Humorous cartoons open each chapter to illustrate the chapter themes. Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter personalize nursing history and practice and help readers understand their place in the profession. Questions to Consider While Reading This Chapter follow the vignettes and prepare the reader for the topic to be discussed. Key terms, learning outcomes, chapter overviews, and chapter summaries help readers focus their learning experience. Unit on Leadership and Management in Nursing includes content to prepare nurses to effectively function in the management roles expected of the professional nurse. Unit on Career Management provides strategies on how to make the transition from student to practitioner and tips on how to pass the NCLEX-RN Examination. Case studies help readers apply theory to clinical practice. NEW! Chapter on palliative care focuses on how to best provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and how to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family. NEW! Combined chapter on quality improvement and QSEN keeps readers up to date on the latest competencies from the Institute of Medicine. NEW! Professional/Ethical Issue boxes provide a short scenario about an ethical issue related to the chapter content. NEW! Updated coverage reflects the latest NCLEX test plan. NEW! Incorporation of Triple Aim in healthcare discusses ways to improve the health of the population, enhance the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reduce per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. NEW! Expanded coverage of working in an interdisciplinary team reflects the changing healthcare landscape and need to work in collaboration with a variety of healthcare specialists.

Sociology for Graduate Nurses

Sociology for Graduate Nurses

Author: Jacob Anthikad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2014

Written for both Basic BSc (N) and PC BSc (N) students this book contains 12 chapters, each covering one unit of the prescribed syllabus. Study questions have been added at the end of each chapter and Multiple choice questions (MCQs) have been retained. The question bank has been updated to include university question papers up to September 2013 for both BSc (N) and PC BSc (N).

Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers

Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers

Author: Mark Walsh, David Tait Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2014

Now in its second edition, An Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers provides an accessible grounding for all nursing and health care students who have little previous experience of studying Sociology but who, within their first year courses, need to quickly develop sociological thinking skills and knowledge that they can apply to their own care practice. As a discipline, Sociology focuses on how human lives are socially structured and organised, and on the ways in which everyday experiences are made meaningful - a crucial underpinning of health and social care theory and practice. This engaging text introduces basic sociological concepts and techniques and encourages all health care students to make the most of their experiences in the practice environment, learning from these, and becoming a reflective, sociologically-informed practitioner.

When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession

When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession

Author: Suzanne Gordon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2011

The reassuring bromides of chicken soup for the soul provide little solace for nurses-and the people they serve-in real-life hospitals, nursing homes, schools of nursing, and other settings. In the minefield of modern health care, there are myriad obstacles to quality patient care-including work overload, inadequate funds for nursing education and research, and poor communication between and within the professions, to name only a few. The seventy RNs whose stories are collected here by the award-winning journalist Suzanne Gordon know that effective advocacy isn't easy. It takes nurses willing to stand up for themselves, their coworkers, their patients, and the public. When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough brings together compelling personal narratives from a wide range of nurses from across the globe. The assembled profiles in professional courage provide new insight into the daily challenges that RNs face in North America and abroad-and how they overcome them with skill, ingenuity, persistence, and individual and collective advocacy at work and in the community. In this collection, we meet RNs working at the bedside, providing home care, managing hospital departments, teaching and doing research, lobbying for quality patient care, and campaigning for health care reform. Their stories are funny, sad, deeply moving, inspiring, and always revealing of the different ways that nurses make their voices heard in the service of their profession. The risks and rewards, joys and sorrows, of nursing have rarely been captured in such vivid first-person accounts. Gordon and the authors of the essays contained in this book have much to say about the strengths and shortcomings of health care today-and the role that nurses play as irreplaceable agents of change.

Sociology for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

Sociology for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

Author: Tara Madhusudan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

A Caring Approach in Nursing Administration

A Caring Approach in Nursing Administration

Author: Jan J. Nyberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010