As an introduction, generally, sociology is mainly the study of society, communities and people whereas nursing is a profession which focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, maintaining and recovering optimal health and functioning.
In this assignment, I will describe the definition of Sociology, the definition of nursing and explain why sociology is very important and is relevant to nursing practice. I hope this assignment will show the relevance of sociology to nursing practice and that will develop more professional and very reliable nurses.
2) Definition of Sociology
“Sociology” comes from the Latin word Socius (companion) and the ending
–ology from the Greek logos (word). …show more content…
Sociology may help nurses to achieve their primary objectives which are good patient care, to show how nursing can contribute to sociology and to indicate some conditions for a healthy relationship between the two activities. It is also suggested that nursing education should encourage more critical thinking, to enliven nurses' appreciation of what sociology has to offer, and to improve their ability to evaluate the quality of health care.
It is suggested that current patterns of disease and dependency