Subjectivity and culpability in the constitution of nurse-patient relationships

May , Carl (1993) Subjectivity and culpability in the constitution of nurse-patient relationships. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 30, (2), 181-192. (doi:10.1016/0020-7489(93)90067-5).


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The development and implementation of new modes of organizing nursing work, such as primary nursing, stress the quality of interpersonal relationships between nurses and their patients. It is important to recognize, however, that such relationships are inherently problematic. This paper explores, from a sociological perspective, nurses' orientations to interpersonal relations with patients and examines some of the sources of their problematic features.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0020-7489(93)90067-5
ISSNs: 0020-7489 (print)
1873-491X (electronic)
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Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 163285
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
April 1993Published
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 10:47
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:29

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