Professional dominance and the oppression of the nurse: The health system hierarchy

Judith Anderson, Hannah Ferguson

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Abstract

The nursing profession is one that is often perceived, even by nurses, as the caring profession, and often stays removed from the political scene. Together these features contribute to its ongoing struggles with subordination and power dynamics between themselves and other healthcare professions, predominately medicine. (When one profession holds dominion over another, it silences the other, creating oppression; the nursing profession are often regarded as an oppressed group. The following paper analyses, through personal reflection, oppressed group behaviours of the nursing discipline within the context of patriarchal oppression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-31
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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