Applied Sociology for Nurses

by R Sreevani

The book covers the basic principles of sociology with due reference to nursing. A comprehensive book compiled to meet the requirement as per the latest INC syllabus for undergraduate nursing students. The textbook has been organized into 7 chapters. Chapter 1 deals with definition, nature and scope of sociology. Focuses on significance of sociology for nurses. Chapter 2 covers topics on concept of society, community, association and institution. It also includes social groups, social processes, socialization and social change. This chapter ends with health problems in urban, rural and tribal communities. Chapter 3 focuses on evolution of culture, cultural diversity, transcultural society, transcultural nursing, modernization and its impact on health and disease. Chapter 4 provides a broader view on characteristics, types and functions of family and marriage. It also describes legislation on Indian marriage and family. This chapter ends with the influence of marriage and family on health practices and the role of a nurse. Chapter 5 is devoted to social stratification: caste and class system. It also deals with the influence of class, caste and race system on health. Chapter 6 provides an overview on social organization, social system, social control and major social problems and role of nurse in its reduction. Chapter 7 explains clinical sociology and its application in hospital and community. This edition of Applied Sociology for Nurses will not only prove to be a good teaching material for the instructor and provide ample opportunity for the intelligent nurse to conceptualize her role in the day-to-day learning and practice.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sreevani R Sri Devaraj Urs College of Nursing, Kolar, Karnataka, India
Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS), Dharwad, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9789354656934
Speciality Community Health Nursing
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18748
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2022
Pages 222
Book Type Textbook


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