© 1998

Social Theory and Nursing Practice

  • Authors


  • Launches an exciting new series 
    Explores sociological concepts in such a way as to demonstrate direct link with nursing practice.

Part of the Sociology and Nursing Practice Series book series (SNP)

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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About the authors

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Theory and Nursing Practice
  • Authors Sam Porter
  • Series Title Sociology and Nursing Practice Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-69197-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14441-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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