Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Sam Porter
      Pages 1-7
  3. Getting to the roots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-10
    2. Sam Porter
      Pages 58-82
  4. Getting to the action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-84
    2. Sam Porter
      Pages 105-124
  5. Bringing it all together

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-128
    2. Sam Porter
      Pages 129-153
  6. Taking it all apart

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-180
    2. Sam Porter
      Pages 204-226
    3. Sam Porter
      Pages 227-229
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 230-244

About this book


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.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-69197-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-14441-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals