Nurses often ask:- What is sociology? - Why do I need sociology to be a nurse? - What's the point of studying it?This major new textbook answers these questions. It focuses on the relevance of sociology to contemporary nursing practice. Clearly written, and carefully illustrated, the book uses jargon-free explanations of sociological theories and evidence to show how studying sociology can be useful in all branches of professional nursing practice.In addition, the book provides:- clearly defined learning aims - a useful glossary of sociological concepts - structured activities and questions for discussion - annontated suggestions for further readingBoth editors have a wealth of experience teaching sociology to nurses at diploma and degree pre-registration and post-registration levels. Their book will spark interest and debate amongst all student nurses, particularly those approaching sociology for the first time.Earle, Sarah is the author of 'Sociology For Nurses ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780745631011 and ISBN 0745631010.