Based on years of experience teaching sociology to health care students, Lani Russell has written a truly introductory text which explains the main sociological concepts without jargon or becoming too advanced. Using carefully chosen examples, she shows how health issues are influenced by social phenomena such as class, race or sexuality and the relevance this has for practitioners.
This introductory text has been designed to discuss those aspects of sociology which are most relevant to nursing and health care. Divided into three sections, the text covers sociology, nursing and everyday life as well as the healthcare system and the experience of illness.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.
Family & Relationships by Anne Cleary,Margaret P. Treacy
This is the first collection of essays on such topics as physical and mental health, health inequalities, ethical dilemmas, alcoholism, and institutionalization to be based on Irish research findings and materials.
Social Science by Orla McDonnell,Maria Lohan,Abbey Hyde,Sam Porter
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
Health research, education and provision have become increasingly interdisciplinary over the last few years, leading health professionals to broaden their knowledge beyond technical aspects of care. Practitioners now need a clear understanding of how society can affect health, and an appreciation of how societal structures can drive healthcare practices. In a clear, systematic and accessible style, this timely text looks at the social context of health and healthcare by: analysing a wide range of classic and contemporary theories; identifying the relevance of each theory to health; showing how theory has been used in research outlining the impact of theory on health and health provision Specifically written for health professionals and those engaged in health studies research, this book will help students and practitioners alike understand the sociology of health and illness, and enable them to critically assess health issues, policies and practices.
What is social policy and why is it relevant to nursing and other caring professions? How has the welfare state changed in response to new social problems? What roles do professionals and lay people play in providing welfare services? This fully revised text is one of a series of books providing coherent and multi-disciplinary support for all client groups involved in the provision of health and social care. The book examines the relationship between welfare and health and includes discussion of key policy issues such as; changes in health care delivery, regulation of professionals, privatisation, welfare pluralism and the tackling of health and social inequalities. The significance of social policy in preventing ill health and disability, as well as supporting the sick and disabled people, is emphasised throughout the book. This new edition is updated throughout and includes new chapters on: Health policy in the post-war period The role of health and social care professionals The future of social policy and health in the 21st century Social Policy for Nurses and the Helping Professionsequips students with a lively, readable and well-illustrated introduction to social policy. The reader is guided through the material with the help of chapter summaries, further reading and a glossary, as well as new examples and case studies to reflect the different client groups within nursing.
Forewords: Linda Ewles & Ina Simnett; Richard Parish
Author: Angela Scriven
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of today’s public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format
In this book, Ettorre focuses on prenatal screening to explore how the key concepts of gender and the body are intertwined with the whole process of building genetic knowledge, including specific techniques and procedures.
A comprehensive introduction to all key study areas within Applied Social Care: The Field of Social Care; Theoretical Approaches; Practice Issues; Social Care and Specific Population Groups.This second edition of Applied Social Care continues to establish Social Care in Ireland as a distinct professional field. It is endorsed by the IASCE (Irish Association of Social Care Educators) and by the Resident Managers' Association. This new edition incorporates o Legislative developments since the first edition, including the Health & Social Care Professionals Act 2005 Additional chapters added to expand on a wide range of topics and themes, including: mental health issues; drugs, alcohol and substance abuse; multidisciplinary teamwork; and responding to challenging behaviour Analysis of the most up-to-date research, practice developments, statistics and findings Expanded field of expert contributors, both national and international Suitable for students of Social Care/Applied Social Studies at FETAC and Degree level. Accompanied by a lecturers' website containing teaching slides for every chapter.
Medical ethics, sociology and epidemiology rarely arouse one's passion and can, as minor subjects within a busy curriculum, find themselves ignored by vast swathes of students. However, recent times have seen not only a greater general understanding of these subjects but also a greater appreciation of their role within modern medical practice. In addition, these subjects are increasingly appearing in exams and, more importantly, they will crop up in every field and at every level of future working lives. In writing this book, the authors hope to provide a springboard from which students can develop a reasoned ethical approach to dilemmas as and when they present, both within their practice of medicine and in the exam situation. The sociology and public health sections aim to provide key information on the theories and studies that have helped to shape the practice of these disciplines - topics that are all too often unacknowledged by medical students and doctors alike. In doing so, the authors hope to provide the essential facts on these subjects without leaving readers to wade through irrelevant material. It is hoped that all students might begin to enjoy evidence (as well as experience)-based medicine and appreciate its importance regardless of the medical or surgical careers that they pursue. More than 80 line artworks, tables and boxes present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing Self-assessment section fully updated to reflect current exam requirements Contains ‘common exam pitfalls’ as advised by faculty Crash Courses also available electronically! Online self-assessment bank also available - content edited by Dan Horton-Szar!
Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Health & Fitness by Great Britain: Department of Health
autonomy and accountability for healthcare workers, social workers and social care workers
Author: Great Britain: Department of Health
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Health & Fitness
Thirty different health professions are currently regulated in law on a UK-wide basis by nine regulatory bodies and regulation of pharmacy technicians will also become mandatory from July 2011. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 initiated a series of reforms to the governance of the health professions regulatory bodies, delivering a fundamental change in the governance of the regulatory bodies, ending professional control over their governing councils and strengthening the contribution of lay members. Delivering safe and effective care will continue to be the driving principle behind professional regulation. Further, in the context of "any willing provider" being able to provide services to the NHS in England, the role of professional regulation, providing a set of standards which apply to all aspects of a health or social care professional's work will become all the more important in future, in most sectors of care. However, the regulatory framework is also complex, expensive and requires continuous Government intervention to keep it up to date. This Command Paper therefore sets out proposals for how the system for regulating healthcare workers across the UK and social workers in England should be reformed to sustain and develop the high professional standards of those practitioners and to continue to assure the safety of those using services and the rest of the public. The reforms aim to deliver greater operational freedom to the regulators, balanced by strengthened accountability to both Parliament and the public.
This landmark series, initiated by NLN's prestigious Council for Research in Nursing Education (CRNE), focuses attention on key issues in nursing education research. As education for all health care providers continues to undergo massive change, the Review of Research in Nursing Education series' importance has grown dramatically.
Wie werde ich zum waschechten Iren – in 10 Kapiteln. Was macht einen wahren Iren aus? Wer wird zu einer irischen Beerdigung eingeladen und wenn ja, warum? Wie feiert man hier eine Hochzeit? Und warum sind dort immer mindestens 200 Gäste eingeladen? Was sind die wichtigsten Regeln in einem Irish Pub? Und was sorgt an Weihnachten für Konfliktstoff? David Slattery zeigt uns, welche Besonderheiten und Eigenheiten die Iren von ihren Nachbarn unterscheiden. Mit Fachkenntnis und einer ordentlichen Portion Humor führt uns der studierte Anthropologe durch die Regeln des irischen Miteinanders. Für seine Recherchen schleuste er sich in eine politische Partei ein, nahm an unzähligen Hochzeiten und Beerdigungen teil, arbeitete am Empfang einer Arztpraxis, trug Frauenkleidung und besuchte zahlreiche Pubs – alles im Dienste der Wissenschaft!
This practical, user-friendly guide examines ethics in research. It helps researchers to manage ethical dilemmas that arise while research is being planned, conducted and reported and includes a unique 'ethical review checklist', as well as other useful features, to aid ethics in practice.
Mental Health and Social Policy in Ireland is a new textbook which draws together developments in mental health policy in recent years and identifies the challenges posed by changes in Irish society. Topics covered include international trends mental health in the community, health promotion, children, adolescence, women, ethnic minorities, suicide, the homeless, crime, the workplace and ageing. Chapters include an historical overview followed by a discussion of international data, current policy and likely developments and future challenges. The book is aimed at a number of different groups who have a shared interest in mental health and social policy. It will be of interest to students of social policy, including comparative social policy, as well as being relevant to a range of professional training courses for social workers, nurses, doctors and psychologists.
Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.
Key Themes in Social Policy provides an accessible and authoritative introduction to the key concepts used in social policy, from autonomy to wellbeing. With over 100 ideas discussed, this is a comprehensive student guide and is designed to help readers to gain a deeper understanding of major debates and issues. Each entry: explains the origin of the word discusses its relationship to the social sciences describes its relevance to social policy and how widespread its use is outlines some of the key thinkers and research on the topic and gives suggestions for further reading. Making it easy to understand and use the most important ideas in the area, this is an essential companion for all students taking social policy courses.
Education by Susan Denman,Alysoun Moon,Carl Parsons,David Stears
Author: Susan Denman,Alysoun Moon,Carl Parsons,David Stears
Under the UK Labour Government (1997-2001) there have been clear signs of a willingness to revive the 'pastoral' curriculum in schools and to develop stronger links between the health and eductaion sectors. This book, based on empirical work undertaken in England and throughout Europe, explores such government policy and in particular the development of the health promoting school. The authors provide a detailed examination of the health promoting school movement in Europe, including application of concepts, policies, research and practice to the National Healthy Schools Standards in England. A whole school approach to the promotion of health, well-being and educational achievement is taken throughout the book. This approach includes analysis of such subjects and issues as: personal, social and health education; citizenship; environmental education; democracy; self-esteem; social capital and empowerment. The Health Promoting School: Policy, Research and Practice is a timely publication that will serve to inform the practice of teachers in schools and higher education, school management, student teachers and health professionals, health promotion and public health specialists.