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Paradoxes in Nurses' Identity, Culture and Image: The Shadow Side of Nursing

Paradoxes in Nurses' Identity, Culture and Image: The Shadow Side of Nursing (Hardback)

By McAllister, Margaret
By Brien, Donna Lee

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This book examines some of the more disturbing representations of nurses in popular culture, to understand nursing's complex identities, challenges and future directions. It critically analyses disquieting representations of nurses who don't care, who kill, who inspire fear or wh...o do not comply with laws and policies. Also addressed are stories about how power is used, as well as supernatural experiences in nursing. Using a series of examples taken from popular culture ranging from film, television and novels to memoirs and true crime podcasts, it interrogates the meaning of the shadow side of nursing and the underlying paradoxes that influence professional identity. Iconic nursing figures are still powerful today. Decades after they were first created, Ratched and Annie Wilkes continue to make readers and viewers shudder at the prospect of ever being ill. Modern story telling modes are bringing to audiences the grim reality that some nurses are members of the working poor - like Cath Hardacre in Trust me, and others can be dangerous con artists, like Dirty John. This book is important reading for all those interested in understanding the links between nursing's image and the profession's potential as an agent for change.
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ISBN 9781138491267
Released NZ 11 Mar 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Research in Nursing and Midwifery
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ISBN-13 9781138491267
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 11 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McAllister, Margaret
By Brien, Donna Lee
Series Routledge Research in Nursing and Midwifery
Category Media Studies
Cultural Studies
Nursing Sociology
Number of Pages 178
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 362.173
Weight 503g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Nursing, Nurses in mass media
NBS Text Medical Nursing & Ancillary Services
ONIX Text College/higher education

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