The rhetoric of caring and the recruitment of overseas nurses: the social production of a care gap.

@article{Allan2007TheRO,
  title={The rhetoric of caring and the recruitment of overseas nurses: the social production of a care gap.},
  author={Helen Therese Allan},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={
          2204-12
        }
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES I will argue that overseas nurse recruitment is the consequence of a care gap, which arose from several policy shifts in the 1990s and in part from the rhetoric of a normative moral discourse in the UK which claims that caring is the moral essence of nursing. I will suggest that this discourse has masked the uncoupling of caring from nursing practice and that this uncoupling places the overseas nurses in a contradictory position. BACKGROUND In an increasingly competitive… CONTINUE READING
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