“Paradoxing the Dialectic” The Impact of Patients’ Sexual Harassment in the Discursive Construction of Nurses’ Caregiving Roles

@inproceedings{McGuire2006ParadoxingTD,
  title={“Paradoxing the Dialectic” The Impact of Patients’ Sexual Harassment in the Discursive Construction of Nurses’ Caregiving Roles},
  author={Tammy S. McGuire and Debbie S. Dougherty and Joshua Atkinson},
  year={2006}
}
Using the concepts of paradox and dialectics, this qualitative study examines the tension that contradictions bring to nurses’ narrative construction of their roles as caregivers. The nurses in the study reveal that they negotiate their roles as caregivers within the dialectical poles of closeness and distance in relation to their patients. The sexual harassment of nurses by their patients, however, serves to destroy this ability to move between these poles and instead calls for a single… CONTINUE READING

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