Table of Contents

Part one – Sociology, nursing and everyday life
Introduction. Thinking sociologically about families and health. Thinking sociologically about religion and health. Work, professionalism and organisational life. Social class, poverty and health. Inequalities and health disadvantage.

Part two - Healthcare systems and nursing
Healthcare policy and organisational change. Power and communication in healthcare. Nursing and nursing professionalism. Partnerships and care in the community.

Part three – The experience of illness
Understandings of health, illness, risk and bodies. Lay understandings of health and risk: a changing picture. Experiencing ill-health. Social responses to illness and disability. Death and dying.

Details

No. of pages:
256
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Bailièrre Tindall
Print ISBN:
9780443101557
Electronic ISBN:
9780702037443

About the authors

Hannah Cooke

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Nursing, University of Manchester School of Nursing Studies, Manchester, UK

Susan Philpin

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Centre for Care of Older People; School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea, UK Senior Lecturer Head of Centre for Primary Care, Public Health and Older People