Good nurse, bad nurse…

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Alavi, C & Cattoni, J 1995, 'Good nurse, bad nurse...', Journal of advanced nursing, vol. 21, iss. 2, pp. 344-349.

The publisher's version of this article is available at http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.1995.tb02532.x

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The construction of the nursing subject is discussed. The paper takes a historical perspective, arguing that the range of speaking positions available to the nurse is limited by gender, class and education. It evaluates the position of nursing in the university, showing how this also has the propensity to limit the development of the nursing profession.