What do you do at work? Profession building and doing nursing.

@article{Allen2007WhatDY,
  title={What do you do at work? Profession building and doing nursing.},
  author={Davina Allen},
  journal={International nursing review},
  year={2007},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={41-8}
}
BACKGROUND The dominant image of nursing promotes individualized care based on emotional intimacy as the basis of its distinctive service contribution. However, the empirical basis for nursing's claims about its function is weak. AIM The aim of this paper is to review a decade of observational studies as a starting point for understanding the actual content of nursing work. METHODS The paper draws on a previously published interpretative review of field studies of nursing work published in… CONTINUE READING