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The Resource Anthropology and Nursing

Anthropology and Nursing

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Anthropology and Nursing
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Anthropology and Nursing
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Language
eng
Summary
Nursing has been described as the most 'natural' female occupation of all, embodying the so-called feminine ideals of tenderness and caring. Yet these ideals are juxtaposed with images of nurses as sex objects, or as ruthlessly efficient harridans. How have these very different images been constructed? And how do they relate to the reality of nursing - the close contact with blood, urine and faeces, and the involvement with the rites of birth, illness and death? This book, first published in 1991, explores the alternative ways different societies have developed to reconcile these contradictions. Using contemporary, historical and cross-cultural case material, the contributors trace the historical development of the role, and investigate the expected qualities of nurses within different cultural settings, such as India, Uganda and Japan. They look closely at 'the nurse' as a social construct, and demonstrate how the stereotypes relate to a particular society's notions of gender. Designed primarily for anthropologists and sociologists interested in health, illness and systems of health care, this book challenges some of the myths of traditional nursing studies and provides an original perspective on doctor/nurse/patient relationships
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non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology and Nursing
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Anthropology and Nursing
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Original Title -- Original Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 USING THE PAST: NURSING AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IN ANCIENT GREECE -- 2 THE DOCTOR'S ASSISTANT: NURSING IN ANCIENT INDIAN MEDICAL TEXTS -- 3 SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE NURSING PROFESSION IN INDIA -- 4 NURSING IN JAPAN -- 5 COLONIAL SISTERS: NURSES IN UGANDA -- 6 A WARD OF MY OWN: SOCIAL ORGANISATION AND IDENTITY AMONG HOSPITAL DOMESTICS -- 7 NURSE OR WOMAN: GENDER AND PROFESSIONALISM IN REFORMED NURSING 1860-1923 -- 8 HUMAN ABUSE AND NURSING'S RESPONSE -- 9 GENDER, ROLE, AND SICKNESS: THE RITUAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGIES OF THE NURSE -- 10 CARE AND AMBIGUITY: TOWARDS A CONCEPT OF NURSING -- 11 NURSES BETWEEN DISEASE AND ILLNESS -- Bibliography -- Name index -- Subject index
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1 online resource (241 pages)
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online
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9781317401513
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rdamedia
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