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

By Pat Holden,Jenny Littlewood

Nursing has been defined because the so much ‘natural’ woman career of all, embodying the so-called female beliefs of tenderness and worrying. but those beliefs are juxtaposed with pictures of nurses as intercourse gadgets, or as ruthlessly effective harridans. How have those very various pictures been built? 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 delivery, disorder and dying? 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 ancient improvement of the position, and examine the anticipated traits of nurses inside assorted cultural settings, equivalent to India, Uganda and Japan. they appear heavily at ‘the nurse’ as a social build, and show how the stereotypes relate to a specific society's notions of gender. Designed essentially for anthropologists and sociologists attracted to well-being, sickness and structures of well-being care, this publication demanding situations a number of the myths of conventional nursing stories and gives an unique viewpoint on doctor/nurse/patient relationships.

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