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Nursing and the division of labour in healthcare


This volume examines the division of labour between nurses and other health professions and occupations. It connects classic sociological concerns with practical problems affecting the contemporary NHS, such as: skill mix in hospitals, the emergence of new roles, the shifting boundaries between medicine and nursing, and the barriers to change that exist. The book contains a series of case studies illustrating tensions, conflict and accommodation observable when occupations, or sub-groups within occupations, negotiate new working relationships.