Medicine And Books

Gender and the Professional Predicament in Nursing

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:338
  1. Mick Carpenter

    Celia Davies, Open University Press, pounds sterling12.99, pp 220, ISBN 0 335 19402 8

    Nurses have always borne a double burden in relation to governmental and medical power: subordinated and undervalued as carers in a system with a curative bias, and oppressed as women within a system of male dominance. The times, however, have been changing, in response to the revaluation of biomedicine's contribution to health and the challenge of modern feminism. These two forces came together in 1986 in the proposed reform of nursing education, Project 2000, the implementation of which is currently reshaping the nature of nursing.

    Celia Davies, …

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