Certified nurse assistants making meaning of direct care.

Abstract

Using qualitative data from 87 focus groups with certified nurse assistants (CNAs) in 16 nursing homes in Massachusetts, we explore ways that CNAs make meaning of their work despite devaluations, such as lack of respect from management and residents, and the physical and emotional demands of such low-status work. CNAs' meaning making represents an effort to… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1049732308318031

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