Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care

Nursing Against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care

by Suzanne Gordon
     
 

In this book, Suzanne Gordon draws on in-depth interviews with nurses and other health care professionals, research studies, and extensive firsthand reporting to better understand the myriad causes of and possible solutions to the current nursing crisis.See more details below

Overview

In this book, Suzanne Gordon draws on in-depth interviews with nurses and other health care professionals, research studies, and extensive firsthand reporting to better understand the myriad causes of and possible solutions to the current nursing crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801472923
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
583,180
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Nurses and Doctors at Work
Manufacturing the Dominant Doctor
Designing the Doctor-Nurse Game
The Disruptive Medical System
Fatal Synergy
Making Matters Worse

Part Two: The Media and Nursing
Dropped from the Picture
Missing from the News
Unavailable for Comment

Part Three: Hospitals and Nursing
Mangling Care
The New Nursing Universe
Nurses on the Ropes
No Nurse Left Behind
Management by Chum
Failure to Rescue

Conclusion: Changing the Odds

Notes
Index

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