Behind the Mask: Nurses, Their Unions and Nursing Policy

Behind the Mask: Nurses, Their Unions and Nursing Policy

by Chris Hart (Author)

Synopsis

A research-based book, drawing on original documents, media coverage, case studies and interviews, which covers the history of nursing and nurses' unions, with reference to the key incidents concerned. It explores the socialization of nurses as an occupational group, and the struggle for professionalism, status and identity. The conflicts of nursing, embodied in the varying traditions of their trade unions, are highlighted, as well as the position of nurses in current NHS policies.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 276
Publisher: Bailliere Tindall
Published: Sep 1994

ISBN 10: 0702016748
ISBN 13: 9780702016745