The Emotional Labour of Nursing Revisited

Can Nurses Still Care? Second edition

by Pam Smith

About this book

The Emotional Labour of Nursing Revisited Second Edition emphasizes the continued relevance of emotional labour within the modern healthcare context. Revisiting her 1992 findings in light of fresh theoretical perspectives and data drawn from her own new research studies, respected author Pam Smith explores whether care and compassion remain at the heart of contemporary nursing practice.

At a time of increasingly technical service delivery, Smith questions whether the profession has lost its focus on the emotional and human aspects of the role, and interrogates the place of care and compassion within contemporary nursing practice.

An inspiring text for the next generation of nurses, The Emotional Labour of Nursing Revisited Second Edition is an essential read for anyone interested in the contemporary challenges of keeping the whole person at the centre of their practice.