Nursing is underrepresented

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6979.597 (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:597
  1. Jane Robinson,
  2. Anne Marie Rafferty
  1. Professor Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Medical School, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2UH
  2. Harkness fellow Centre for Health Services Research and Policy Analysis, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

    EDITOR,—Fiona Godlee's controversial articles on the World Health Organisation expose its strengths and weaknesses but make scant mention of the contribution of nursing to its operations and organisation.1 This is particularly regrettable given the articles' attention to the medical dominance of the organisation. We can conclude only that the absence of any substantive discussion of nursing reflects the perceived invisibility of nursing within the organisation more generally.

    A recent study of nurses in government and …

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