This unique new book outlines the main structures, issues and developments in social policy, relating to the healthcare field. In addition, it contextualizes practice by means of examples and case studies from a range of client groups. This practical and very student friendly book contains self-directed learning exercises and student-centered learning objectives, boxes outlining key points, and tables of facts and figures.
"This is a useful introductory text that should help to extend a basic understanding of the wider world of policy within nursing. Let us hope that a new generation of nurses can be encouraged to look beyond the preoccupations of nursing in order to understand the context within which nursing is practised and to make sure that a nursing perspectie influences policy makers." Peter Calley RN, MSc, PhD, Lecturer University of Manchester, Nurse Education Today, 2000 No 20, January 2000
By Kevin Gormley, Nurse Tutor, Northern Area College of Nursing, Antrim, N. Ireland
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