Title

The organization: a problem for the professionalization of nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Kermode, S 1994, 'The organization: a problem for the professionalization of nursing', Contemporary Nurse, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 110-117.

Abstract

The re-constitution of the Australian labour force has seen the emergence of the organisation as the dominant employment setting. This is the case for professions as well as non-professions. With organisations have come increasingly bureaucratic forms of controlling work. The 'ideal type' which characterises the work of professions is, it would seem, under threat from the organisation, and this has significant implications for nursing.