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 worrying. but those beliefs are juxtaposed with photographs of nurses as intercourse gadgets, 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, disorder and loss of life? This publication, first released in 1991, explores the choice methods diversified societies have built to reconcile those contradictions. utilizing modern, old and cross-cultural case fabric, the participants hint the ancient improvement of the position, and examine the anticipated features of nurses inside assorted 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 overall healthiness, ailment and structures of healthiness care, this booklet demanding situations many of the myths of conventional nursing experiences 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