In visible bodies: minority women, nurses, time, and the new economy of care.

@article{Spitzer2004InVB,
  title={In visible bodies: minority women, nurses, time, and the new economy of care.},
  author={Denise Spitzer},
  journal={Medical anthropology quarterly},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={490-508}
}
Health care reform in Canadian hospitals has resulted in increased workloads and bureaucratization of patient care contributing to the development of a new economy of care. Interviews with nurses and visible (non-white) minority women who have given birth in institutions undergoing health care reform revealed that nurses felt compelled to avoid interactions with patients deemed too costly in terms of time. Overwhelmingly, these patients were members of culturally marginalized populations whose… CONTINUE READING

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