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How can the study of sociology help your career choice? nursing

The study of sociology can assist nurses as they help their patients make the best choices possible in health care. A person's unique social position often influences the choices he makes in health matters.

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In short, sociology helps us understand why people behave the way they do within society. A nurse would find it helpful to study basic sociological principles in order to help understand her patients' health choices.

Consider a mother who enters the office and explains that she doesn't want to immunize her child. Is this choice based on the mother's own research? Is she facing intense pressure from her husband or circle of friends to make this choice? Viewing this choice within the constructs of the mother's experience within her society could help a nurse ensure the mother is making the best choice for her child.

Consider a female patient who comes to all appointments with her...

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