Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Geoff Wilkinson, Margaret Miers
      Pages 1-4
  3. Understanding power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Geoff Wilkinson
      Pages 7-23
    3. Geoff Wilkinson, Margaret Miers
      Pages 24-36
  4. Nurses’ relationships with nurses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Gill Mowforth
      Pages 39-50
    3. Gill Mowforth
      Pages 51-63
  5. Nurses and the health care team

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Sam Porter
      Pages 97-110
    3. Margaret Miers
      Pages 111-124
  6. Relationships with clients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Anthony Fraher, Michel Limpinnian
      Pages 127-143
    3. Anthony Fraher, Michel Limpinnian
      Pages 144-157
    4. Jane Godfrey
      Pages 172-186
    5. Matthew Godsell
      Pages 204-215

About this book


Nursing is not a powerful profession yet nurses can have considerable power over those they care for. In a changing health service, power relationships between different professionals and clients may undergo significant changes. To empower either themselves or their clients, nurses must be able to understand the dynamics and nature of power relationships within society.

Taking a sociological perspective, this book introduces readers to methods of analysing power and power relationships while clearly demonstrating the relevance to nursing practice.


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About the authors

GEOFF WILKINSON is Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England

MARGARET MIERS is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Power and Nursing Practice
  • Authors Margaret Miers
    Geoff Wilkinson
  • Series Title Sociology and Nursing Practice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-69196-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-14439-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Nursing
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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