Anthropology and Nursing: Volume 1 (Routledge Library by Pat Holden,Jenny Littlewood

By Pat Holden,Jenny Littlewood

Nursing has been defined because the such a lot ‘natural’ girl career of all, embodying the so-called female beliefs of tenderness and being concerned. but those beliefs are juxtaposed with photos of nurses as intercourse items, or as ruthlessly effective harridans. How have those very diverse photographs been developed? and the way do they relate to the truth of nursing - the shut touch with blood, urine and faeces, and the involvement with the rites of beginning, ailment and demise? This ebook, first released in 1991, explores the choice methods varied societies have constructed to reconcile those contradictions. utilizing modern, historic and cross-cultural case fabric, the individuals hint the old improvement of the position, and examine the predicted features of nurses inside of diverse cultural settings, akin to India, Uganda and Japan. they give the impression of being heavily at ‘the nurse’ as a social build, and reveal how the stereotypes relate to a specific society's notions of gender. Designed basically for anthropologists and sociologists attracted to healthiness, disorder and platforms of well-being care, this ebook demanding situations the various myths of conventional nursing reviews and gives an unique viewpoint on doctor/nurse/patient relationships.

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