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Social Theory and Nursing Practice
 
 
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29 May 1998
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This volume launches an exciting new series which explores the relationship between sociological principles and nursing practice. It introduces the nurse to social theory, and examines its importance in the development of nursing's own theoretical base. The relevance of theory to what is essentially a practical discipline is amply demonstrated.

This book and its followers will be essential reading for students at both pre-registration and post-registration levels. Many practitioners will also find much to stimulate them.


Description

This volume launches an exciting new series which explores the relationship between sociological principles and nursing practice. It introduces the nurse to social theory, and examines its importance in the development of nursing's own theoretical base. The relevance of theory to what is essentially a practical discipline is amply demonstrated.

This book and its followers will be essential reading for students at both pre-registration and post-registration levels. Many practitioners will also find much to stimulate them.


Contents

Introduction
PART 1: GETTING TO THE ROOTS
Structural Functionalism and Role Theory
Marxism and the Political Economy of Health
Weber and Professional Closure
PART 2: GETTING TO THE ACTION
Symbolic Interactionism, Labelling and Stigma
Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
PART 3: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
Critical Theory and Communicative Action
Structuration Theory and Critical Realism
PART 4: TAKING IT ALL APART
Feminisms, Caring and Women's Knowledge
Postmodernism and Foucault


Authors

SAM PORTER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at The Queen's University Belfast.