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By Pat Holden,Jenny Littlewood

Nursing has been defined because the such a lot ‘natural’ girl 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 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 start, disorder and demise? This e-book, first released in 1991, explores the choice methods varied societies have built to reconcile those contradictions. utilizing modern, ancient and cross-cultural case fabric, the individuals hint the historic improvement of the function, and examine the predicted features of nurses inside various cultural settings, equivalent to India, Uganda and Japan. they give the impression of being heavily at ‘the nurse’ as a social build, and exhibit how the stereotypes relate to a selected society's notions of gender. Designed basically for anthropologists and sociologists drawn to healthiness, disorder and structures of healthiness care, this e-book demanding situations a few of the myths of conventional nursing experiences and gives an unique standpoint on doctor/nurse/patient relationships.

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