Essay on Sociological Perspectives Of An Sociological Perspective

714 Words Feb 1st, 2016 3 Pages
Case Study Analysis
There are three main sociological perspectives. First perspective is functionalist, where society is viewed as a system of interconnected parts. Each part is in harmony with another part, and they work together to maintain a state of balance. Second perspective is conflict. According to that perspective, groups that compose the society are always in a conflict and compete for power and resources. Third perspective is symbolic interactionalist perspective. According to Mooney, Knox, and Schacht (2007), in symbolic interactionalist perspective "both the functionalist and the conflict perspectives are concerned with how broad aspects of society, such as institutions and large social groups, influence the social world" (p. 2).
In a case study there is a conflict between registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN). LPN was busy with one of the patients and was not been able to prepare another patient for the procedure. Because of that, the patient would be late for that procedure. RN, who is the leader, had time to help LPN with that patient but did not do so. Even though LPN was assigned that patient, RN supposed to find out if LPN is on time with everything, and if she needs any help. If she would do so, the task would be performed and the patient`s interests would be met. The main reason of the conflict is miscommunication between RN and LPN.
There can be few strategies of conflict management to resolve a conflict between RN…

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