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The Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered (The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work) Paperback – 3 Aug 2006


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: ILR Press (3 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801473225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801473227
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.3 x 22.2 cm
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"This collection of essays . . . shows that nurses in all settings tend to describe their work as caring, emotional, and compassionate, consciously avoiding mention of the knowledge and skill that are equally essential to the job. . . . The consequences . . . include early burnout owing to mistaken expectations and the greater use of unskilled workers, who are seen as equally capable of providing emotional care. . . . Well written and provocative." Library Journal(15 October 2006)"

"While the nursing profession has wrapped itself in care talk, has this hampered a more realistic basis for nurses' self identities and nursing's collective power? This hard-hitting collection faces this question head on. The book is a necessary antidote to more saccharine assessments of twenty-first-century nursing and a tough prescription for change in the health care system." Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College, author of Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing"

"This collection of essays . . . shows that nurses in all settings tend to describe their work as caring, emotional, and compassionate, consciously avoiding mention of the knowledge and skill that are equally essential to the job. . . . The consequences . . . include early burnout owing to mistaken expectations and the greater use of unskilled workers, who are seen as equally capable of providing emotional care. . . . Well written and provocative." Library Journal(15 October 2006)"

-This collection of essays . . . shows that nurses in all settings tend to describe their work as caring, emotional, and compassionate, consciously avoiding mention of the knowledge and skill that are equally essential to the job. . . . The consequences . . . include early burnout owing to mistaken expectations and the greater use of unskilled workers, who are seen as equally capable of providing emotional care. . . . Well written and provocative.---Library Journal(15 October 2006)



-While the nursing profession has wrapped itself in care talk, has this hampered a more realistic basis for nurses' self identities and nursing's collective power? This hard-hitting collection faces this question head on. The book is a necessary antidote to more saccharine assessments of twenty-first-century nursing and a tough prescription for change in the health care system.---Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College, author of Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing



"This collection of essays . . . shows that nurses in all settings tend to describe their work as caring, emotional, and compassionate, consciously avoiding mention of the knowledge and skill that are equally essential to the job. . . . The consequences . . . include early burnout owing to mistaken expectations and the greater use of unskilled workers, who are seen as equally capable of providing emotional care. . . . Well written and provocative."--Library Journal(15 October 2006)



"While the nursing profession has wrapped itself in care talk, has this hampered a more realistic basis for nurses' self identities and nursing's collective power? This hard-hitting collection faces this question head on. The book is a necessary antidote to more saccharine assessments of twenty-first-century nursing and a tough prescription for change in the health care system."--Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College, author of Ordered to Care: The Dilemma of American Nursing

About the Author

Sioban Nelson is the Vice-Provost Academic Programs, University of Toronto. She is coauthor of Creating the Health Care Team of the Future and coeditor of Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered and Notes on Nightingale: The Influence and Legacy of a Nursing Icon, all from Cornell. She is also the author of "Say Little Do Much": Nursing, Nuns and Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century.


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