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The main relevance of studying sociology in nursing is to understand human nature. By understand the patient’s customs and personal ideals, nurses are able to understand the concerns of their patient. This also helps them carry out their duties as a nurse in a way that will both benefit them and the patient. Through sociology, the nurse gets information about the socio cultural life of the patient. To study the structure of family, community and society. To understand the characteristics of social relationship, its complexities, and its impact on health care. Helps in the understanding and eradication of social problems. Sociology is the study of human behavior. From its definition, any nursing student can construe sociology as their calling card when it comes to handling patients. Nurses get a lot of human interaction and that is one way of determining human behavior.Studying sociology provides a better understanding of the following: Reasons for social differences, including differences in social behavior. Reasons for the differentials in group opportunities and outcomes. The relevance of social hierarchies and social power in everyday life.

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SKU: BSN-104 Categories: , ,
ISBN 978-93-91334-73-4
Publishers R. Narain Publishers & Distributors
Author Dr. Manoj Katual & Saswati Jena
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Price 220
Year 2023
Pages 192
Subject Text Book of Applied Sociology (For B.Sc. Nursing Students)
Weight 250 g
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 1 cm

Table of Content


CHAPTER -1 Introduction

  • Definition, nature and scope of sociology
  • Significance of sociology in nursing

Social structure

  • Basic concept of society, community, association and institution
  • Individual and society
  • Personal disorganization
  • Social group meaning, characteristics, and classification.
  • Social processes definition and forms, Cooperation, competition, conflict, accommodation, assimilation, isolation
  • Socialization characteristics, process, agencies of socialization
  • Social change nature, process, and role of Nurse
  • Structure and characteristics of urban, rural and tribal community.
  • Major health problems in urban, rural and tribal communities
  • Importance of social structure in nursing profession

CHAPTER – 2 Culture

  • Nature, characteristic and evolution of culture
  • Diversity and uniformity of culture
  • Difference between culture and civilization
  • Culture and socialization
  • Transcultural society
  • Culture, Modernization and its impact on health and disease

CHAPTER – 3 Family and Marriage

  • Family characteristics, basic need, types and functions of family
  • Marriage forms of marriage, social custom relating to marriage and importance of marriage
  • Legislation on Indian marriage and family.
  • Influence of marriage and family on health and health practices

CHAPTER – 4 Social stratification

  • Introduction Characteristics & forms of stratification
  • Function of stratification
  • Indian caste system origin and characteristics
  • Positive and negative impact of caste in society.
  • Class system and status
  • Social mobility-meaning and types
  • Race concept, criteria of racial classification
  • Influence of class, caste and race system on health.











CHAPTER -5 Social organization and disorganization

  • Social organization meaning, elements and types
  • Voluntary associations
  • Social system definition, types, role and status as structural element of social system.
  • Interrelationship of institutions
  • Social control meaning, aims and process of social control
  • Social norms, moral and values
  • Social disorganization definition, causes, Control and planning
  • Major social problems poverty, housing, food supplies, illiteracy, prostitution, dowry, Child labour, child abuse, delinquency, crime, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19
  • Vulnerable group elderly, handicapped, minority and other marginal group.
  • Fundamental rights of individual, women and children
  • Role of nurse in reducing social problem and enhance coping
  • Social welfare programs in India

CHAPTER – 6 Clinical sociology

  • Introduction to clinical sociology
  • Sociological strategies for developing services for the abused
  • Use of clinical sociology in crisis intervention.


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