BOOKS

As an author, I have been in the privileged position of being able to write or co-write a number of books dealing with nursing practice and its sociological aspects. To keep up to date with new publications, projects and articles, please follow me on @SustainableEra on twitter or subscribe to my newsletter here.

Books available:

Nurses have to be aware of a range of sociological and psychological issues in order to provide holistic care. This book explores sociology and psychology relevant to nursing and explains why it is so important to understand these disciplines in order to be a good nurse. It is written specifically for nursing students, and clearly explains the key concepts using nursing case studies and examples. Chapters move from individual and personal issues onto wider society as a whole and explore the psychological and sociological basis of all aspects of nursing practice.
As modern healthcare evolves, it is essential for nurses to understand and work with a diverse range of people to provide quality care. But it is often difficult to grasp the many roles of those in healthcare services. This book provides a clear, practical and up-to-date guide to the various people that nurses work with, including the essential role of service users themselves, and how to work with them to improve care.

This new edition includes increased coverage of teamwork and improving mental health. It is updated throughout including discussion of LiNKS, the Care Quality Commission and Every Child Matters.

Nurses work with a wide range of people and it is essential that they are able to understand questions such as: Who are service users and what might their needs and perspectives be? Who else is involved in nursing? How do professionals learn and work together? This book will help students understand the policy context that makes these questions important, prepare them for working in a team and working in an environment where roles are evolving. The book will outline assessment requirements and include advice to students on gathering evidence for assessment of practice.
Coming soon
Communication and interpersonal skills in nursing (4th edition) 

Written in conjunction with Dr Alec Grant PhD