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.
In its pursuit to bring about an awakening among students of nursing about human social behavior, this second edition of Sociology for Nurses continues to build on sociological theories that are of relevance to the nursing community. Conforming to the syllabus prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council and catering to the needs of second year B. Sc Nursing students, this book provides jargon-free explanation of even the most difficult concepts to the student's benefit.
This introductory text looks at sociology as it applies to both health and health care. The principle sociological concepts in health are discussed as well as the whole context within which nurses function as professionals.
Delivering knowledge, theory and skills for the NMC Future Nurse curriculum. This definitive textbook introduces the core topics and essential information that every nursing student will need to master during their degree. Written by a diverse team of nursing educators from around the UK, with input from patients, practitioners and students, the book delivers a complete solution that challenges modern nursing practice and prepares students for the changing health needs of communities and individuals. Key features: Adopts a values-based and person-centred approach to nursing Modelled on the NMC Standards providing full coverage of the core curriculum Real-life ‘voices’ and experiences from patients, students and practitioners bring the subject to life Includes active learning features that develop graduate nursing skills such as critical thinking, reflection and evidence-based practice Lecturers and educators can also access a collection of exclusive teaching materials including presentation slides for each chapter, hundreds of multiple choice and short-form questions, guided case studies as well as recommendations for video-based activities with assignable questions.
Brief yet containing the whole of the INC-prescribed syllabus, this book primarily aims at catering to the curricular needs of B.Sc. nursing students. It will, however, be of immense use for the GNM students and the degree students of various streams studying sociology. Written with a view to fulfil the requirement of student nurses. Includes substantially new approaches/aspects on the various topics. Contains the latest data in chapters relating to demography, population, social problems and national health-related programmes. Contains exam-oriented questions at the end of chapters. Has multiple-choice questions, which help students have a firm grasp on the subject
This book studies the sociology of health and medicine across three different countries, the USA, UK and Australia, examining the nature of disciplines and their specialties and posing sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations.
In recent years there have been major developments in how long term conditions are managed and so it is important nurses understand the rationale behind policy initiatives and their implications for practice. This timely book provides a unique examination of the sociology surrounding long term conditions and the experiences of the patients who have them. It examines the social context of chronic illness and contains individual chapters on the common long term conditions present in the United Kingdom today.
College Information Literacy Efforts Benchmarks presents the results of an information literacy higher education benchmarking study. More than 110 colleges from the United States and Canada participated in the study; data is broken out by size and type of college, for public and private colleges, for US and Canadian colleges, and even by number of in-class instructional sessions given. Uniquely, this report also breaks out data separately at institutions at which librarians have faculty status, anD at which they do not. The 175 page study presents an enormous wealth of often completely unique statistics, including data on: use of library personnel for instruction, instructional work load, change in number of presentations or classes, Assessment of skill level of students in the following areas: Boolean searching, evaluation of website information credibility, recognition of plagiarism, use of the online library catalog, use of search engines, use of periodicals databases, and use of eBook collections; frequency of issuing tests to assess student skills in Access, Excel, Word, Windows and other common programs, frequency of use of information literacy tests of various kinds for incoming freshmen and transferees; percentage of colleges that require an information and/or computer literacy test for graduation, means of performance assessment for information literacy and other library science instructors, use of librarian and instructor assessment forms; length of time spent in information literacy sessions, role of information literacy in student orientations and introductions, percentage of colleges that offer information literacy services trough a distance learning student orientation; percentage of colleges with a 0,1,2 or 3 credit information literacy course, plans to develop such courses, the cross listing of such courses; rate of requiring information literacy training within the context of a basic introductory English composition of other type of basic course; overall likelihood of adaptation of a format information literacy graduation requirement; current offerings and plans to offer an online information literacy course; percentage of colleges with librarians that serve on the curriculum committee; use of blogs, listservs, course management systems and social networking sites for info literacy purposes; view of the English Department's performance in carrying out information literacy responsibilities; availability of and use of interactive info literacy tutorials; software programs used in developing tutorials; use of video tutorials; assessment of the library's role in student computer technology training; use of special “drop-in” sessions,; use of information literacy instructional labs, number of seats for such labs, capacity utilization for the labs, age of the lab; forecast level of investment in technology, space, software and equipment for information literacy purposes over the next three years.
This book presents thinking about and through transdisciplinary and professional development as an educative process. Rather than focusing on the delineation of the approaches offered, an analysis of these contributions points to commonality in those problems that benefit from a transdisciplinary perspective. The core elements of transdisciplinarity can lead to what might be called metanoia - another way of knowing; a knowing which is ‘beyond that which is creative and transformative. This poses challenges for the practice of all professionals and is the core issue that this book addresses. The book brings together the constituting views of transdisciplinarity, or metanoia, and focus them on current professional practice. The book is structured in two parts and five sections. The first part deals with key issues in Transdisciplinarity; its actuality and how it creates knowledge. Section 1 has three original papers which look at Transdisciplinarity from a different lens. Especially, the Islamic voice has not been heard in this context before. Section 2 considers the knowledge aspect of Transdisciplinarity and how this might be confronted with existing disciplinary knowledge. Part 2 of the book is directly focused on professionals and their education. The third section considers research pedagogy and graduate education for the professional. This is followed in section 4 which offers a discussion on team work. In the final section six chapters present the transdisciplinary practitioner in different contexts.