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Nursing and the Division of Labour in Healthcare

  • Davina Allen
  • David Hughes
  • Sue Jordan
  • Morag Prowse
  • Sherrill Snelgrove

Part of the Sociology and Nursing Practice Series book series (SNP)

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the division of labour between nurses and other health professions and occupations. It connects classic sociological concerns with practical problems affecting the contemporary NHS, such as : skill-mix in hospitals; the emergence of new roles; the shifting boundaries between medicine and nursing; and the barriers to change that exist. The book contains a series of case studies illustrating tensions, conflict and accommodation observable when occupations, or sub-groups within occupations, negotiate new working relationships.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Davina Allen
    • 1
  • David Hughes
    • 2
  • Sue Jordan
    • 2
  • Morag Prowse
    • 3
  • Sherrill Snelgrove
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Nursing and Midwifery StudiesUniversity of Wales College of MedicineUK
  2. 2.School of Health ScienceUniversity of WalesSwanseaUK
  3. 3.Institute of Health StudiesUniversity of PlymouthUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-3734-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-80229-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-3734-6
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