- Provides a fresh innovative approach to the teaching of psychosocial nursing through extensive use of nursing research and theory.
- Emphasis will be the voices of those living with illness with extensive use of case studies to illustrate theoretical perspectives being discussed.
- Examines how people's experiences with health and illness are influenced by families, communities and health care systems.
- Provides link between foundations of sociology, psychology and nursing practice.
2. Health, wellness, illness, healing and holism, and Nursing - Beverly Taylor, Southern Cross University
3. Multicultural perspectives on health and illness - Don Gorman & Odette Best, University of Southern Queensland
4. Class, poverty and illness: intersecting links - Jan Horsfall, Flinders University
5. Constructions of chronic illness - Sally Wellard, University of Ballarat & Lenore Bedoes, Deakin University
6. Gender and the experience of health and illness - Kathleen Fahy, University of Newcastle
7. Ageing: living through health and illness - Colleen Cartwright, University of Queensland
8. Living with illness in rural and remote communities - Desley Hegney, University of Southern Queensland
9. Journeys through illness: suffering and resilience - Kris Martin-McDonald & Cath Rogers-Clark
10. Living with illness: pain and fatigue - Alexandra McCarthy
11. Living with loss and grief - Cynthia Schulz, La Trobe University & Elizabeth Bruce, Counselling Psychologist, Melbourne
12. Supportive partnerships - Kate White, Edith Cowan University
13. To care for others means first caring for one’s self - Cath Rogers-Clark
14. Conclusion - Cath Rogers-Clark, Kris Martin-McDonald & Alexandra McCarthy