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Nurses and Doctors At Work By Deidre Wicks

Nurses and Doctors At Work
by Deidre Wicks

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Looks at nurses' work, and how they relate with doctors throughout their work. Drawing on observation and interviews, this book explores various aspects of nursing work. It explores the ways in which nurses demonstrate their capacity as knowledgeable actors within the constraints of gendered, institutional structures.
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Nurses and Doctors At Work by Deidre Wicks

"The author is a sensitive observer who includes some very powerful and moving portrayals of the everyday world of hospital nursing."
-Professor Celia Davies, School of Health & Social Welfare, The Open University

"I would recommend this book to undergraduate students on nursing programmes, medical sociology, and the sociology of work."
-Professor Anne Williams, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care, University of Wales, Swansea

In Nurses and Doctors at Work, Deidre Wicks looks at nurses' work, and how they relate with doctors throughout their work.

She views the world of nursing through the eyes of nurses themselves. Drawing on extended observation and one-to-one interviews, she explores many aspects of nursing work which are normally hidden and rarely discussed in nursing texts. Her exploration includes incidents which reveal both co-operation and contestation with doctors and their medical goals and priorities.

Wicks constructs a complex and nuanced picture of nurse-doctor relations which moves well beyond the usual Marxist-style analyses. She uncovers the tension between structure and agency in nursing work, and explores the ways in which nurses demonstrate their capacity as knowledgeable actors within the constraints of gendered, institutional structures. She also shows how nurses' discourses of healing dating from pre-Nightingale days have survived into the present, even when they are in opposition to conventional medical practice. Wicks argues that nurses are constantly involved in both undermining and constructing the sexual division of labour with doctors.

Nurses and Doctors at Work is a major contribution to the literature on the sociology of nursing and the sexual division of labour.

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Nurses and Doctors At Work Reviews


"The author is a sensitive observer who includes some verypowerful and moving portrayals of the everyday world of hospital nursing." - Professor Celia Davies, School of Health & SocialWelfare, The Open University "I would recommend this book to undergraduate students on nursing programmes, medical sociology, and the sociology of work." - Professor Anne Williams, Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care, University of Wales, Swansea

About Deidre Wicks


Deidre Wicks lectures in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has worked as a nurse and is currently involved in a major research project, the Women's Health Longitudinal Study.

Table of Contents


Foreword
Introduction
A new framework
Nurses making nursing
Pleasure
Power
Conflict
Skill
Healing
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index.

Additional information

GOR002510078
Nurses and Doctors At Work by Deidre Wicks
Deidre Wicks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1998-01-01
224
033520273X
9780335202737
N/A
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