Allen & Unwin, 1999, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition
In Nurses and Doctors at Work, Deidre Wicks looks at nurses and their relations with doctors at work. Drawing on extended observation and one-to-one interviews, she explores many aspects of nursing work which are rarely discussed. Her exploration includes incidents which reveal both cooperation and contestation with doctors and their medical goals and priorities. Wicks constructs a complex and nuanced picture of nurse-doctor relations. 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 essential reading for anyone interested in the sociology of nursing and the sexual division of labour. 202 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health::Medical; Medicine & Health; ISBN: 1864485779. ISBN/EAN: 9781864485776. Inventory No: 226515.