The Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered

The Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered

by Sioban Nelson
     
 

"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the 'caring science.' Because of their caring reputation, nurses top the...See more details below

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"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the 'caring science.' Because of their caring reputation, nurses top the...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801445057
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Moving beyond the virtue script in nursing : creating a knowledge-based identity for nurses13
2When little things are big things : the importance of relationships for nurses' professional practice30
3Pride and prejudice : nurses' struggle with reasoned debate44
4Moral integrity and regret in nursing50
5Ethical expertise and the problem of the good nurse69
6From sickness to health88
7The new cartesianism : dividing mind and body and thus disembodying care104
8Nurses must be clever to care122
9"You don't want to stay here" : surgical nursing and the disappearance of patient recovery time143
10Research on nurse staffing and its outcomes : the challenges and risks of grasping at shadows161
Conclusion : nurses wanted : sentimental men and women need not apply185

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