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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: April 1993


Local EPrints ID: 163285
ISSN: 0020-7489
PURE UUID: 883dcae8-75d2-4b5d-95b2-77b1979508ac
ORCID for Carl May: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 20 Sep 2010 10:47
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:31

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