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Author Rafferty, Anne Marie.
Title The politics of nursing knowledge / Anne Marie Rafferty.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.

Author Rafferty, Anne Marie.
Subject Nursing -- Study and teaching -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Nurses -- Education -- Political aspects -- Great Britain.
Professional socialization -- Great Britain.
Occupational prestige -- Great Britain.
Nurses -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
Education, Nursing -- organization & administration.
Education, Nursing -- history.
Nursing -- trends.
Social Conditions.
United Kingdom.
Description 1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-286) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary "Based on substantial new research and drawing on government and professional records, The Politics of Nursing Knowledge looks at how nurse education has been shaped by wider social attitudes towards gender and class. In a critical reappraisal of Florence Nightingale's vision of nursing, Anne Marie Rafferty explores the implications of Nightingale's belief that nursing training should be regarded as an education of character rather than an intellectual discipline. Analysing the relationship between nursing and associated professions, the author traces the evolution of training and policy-making from the origins of hospital reform in the 1860s to the start of the National Health Service (NHS) in 1948." "Examining the contemporary issues affecting nursing, The Politics of Nursing Knowledge questions the extent to which the notion of a 'profession' is compatible with the career patterns and lifestyle opportunities of the majority of nurses, who are women. Looking to the future of nursing as an academic discipline, the final chapter asks whether an intellectually self-confident culture can emerge or whether the contradictions of professionalism and the health care system will prevent nursing from achieving its full potential."--Jacket.
Contents Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Reformatory rhetoric -- chapter 2 The character of training and training of character -- chapter 3 Registration revisited -- chapter 4 The Nurses' Registration Act -- chapter 5 Crisis and conflict in the Caretaker Council (1919-23) -- chapter 6 The education policy of the General Nursing Council (1919-32) -- chapter 7 Commission and committee in nurse education policy (1930-9) -- chapter 8 Nationalising nursing education (1939-48).
ISBN 020342896X (electronic bk.)
9780203428962 (electronic bk.)
9780415114912 (hbk.)
0415114918 (hbk.)
9780415114929 (pbk.)
0415114926 (pbk.)
OCLC # 51098659
Additional Format Print version: Rafferty, Anne Marie. Politics of nursing knowledge. London ; New York : Routledge, 1996 0415114918 (DLC) 96012778 (OCoLC)34471158

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