By Pat Holden,Jenny Littlewood
Nursing has been defined because the so much ‘natural’ lady profession of all, embodying the so-called female beliefs of tenderness and worrying. but those beliefs are juxtaposed with photographs of nurses as intercourse gadgets, or as ruthlessly effective harridans. How have those very varied 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 start, ailment and loss of life? This ebook, first released in 1991, explores the choice methods diversified societies have built to reconcile those contradictions. utilizing modern, ancient and cross-cultural case fabric, the individuals hint the historic improvement of the position, and examine the anticipated traits of nurses inside diverse cultural settings, reminiscent of India, Uganda and Japan. they give the impression of being heavily at ‘the nurse’ as a social build, and display how the stereotypes relate to a selected society's notions of gender. Designed essentially for anthropologists and sociologists attracted to wellbeing and fitness, affliction and platforms of overall healthiness care, this ebook demanding situations a number of the myths of conventional nursing stories and gives an unique point of view on doctor/nurse/patient relationships.
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Anthropology and Nursing: Volume 1 (Routledge Library Editions: Social and Cultural Anthropology) by Pat Holden,Jenny Littlewood