’I feel this book could be read by anyone, from any clinical background, frontline staff from unregistered through to your expert clinicians.’
Title: Sociology for Nurses- 3rd Edition
Authors: Elaine Denny, Sarah Earle, Alistair Hewison
Publisher: Polity Press
Reviewer: Gemma Wilson, learning environment lead & clinical practice educator. Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (BHFT)
What was it like?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Easy to read, clear direction within each chapter. You could read this book cover to cover and it flows beautifully but each chapter is covers a subject with a clear structure and can be read in isolation- no previous chapter reading required. Beautifully written, lovely and simplistic- clear explanations and informative. No assumptions made around the readers level of knowledge, the pitch was perfect and could be read either by a newly qualified clinician, student nurse, and health care support worker through to your more experienced clinician.
What were the highlights?
I particularly liked the way you can look through the contents page and it’s clear what this chapter is going to deliver. It means you can easily identify the areas that you may personally or professionally need to address and follow the advice accordingly, knowing it’s relevant to your particular need.
Strengths & weaknesses:
I would struggle to find a weakness. I think the strengths really are the language, tone, clear and informative. I particularly liked the exploration around theories, opportunities to explore your learning further through the activities. The small purple boxes running alongside the text within the book offering a definition of the terminology used made reading the chapters particularly easy and offered explanation if required.
Who should read it?
I feel this book could be read by anyone, from any clinical background, frontline staff from unregistered through to your expert clinicians. It provides opportunity to refresh or revisit and exposure to new concepts ideas.
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