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The Emotional Labour of Nursing Revisited (2nd Edition)

Can Nurses Still Care?

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Red Globe Press

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15 January 2012

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As nurses become responsible for increasingly technical service delivery, has
the profession lost its focus on the emotional and human aspects of the role?
Do care and compassion remain at the heart of contemporary nursing...

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As nurses become responsible for increasingly technical service delivery, hasthe profession lost its focus on the emotional and human aspects of the role?Do care and compassion remain at the heart of contemporary nursing practice? In this major reworking of a classic text, respected author Pam Smith emphasizesthe continued relevance of emotional labour within the modern healthcarecontext. Revisiting her original findings in light of fresh theoretical perspectivesand data drawn from her own new research studies, Smith explores the waysin which the experience of learning nursing and caring is changing in the twentyfirstcentury. A vivid example of the significance of nursing's evidence base, this timely newedition:addresses the most emotionally challenging aspects of the nursing role,including encountering death and dying on the ward; examines the impact of race, age, gender and violence in providing patientcentredcare; interrogates the importance of the role of practice educators and mentors inpractice settings. An inspiring text for the next generation of nurses, The Emotional Labour ofNursing Revisited is an essential read for anyone interested in the contemporarychallenges of keeping the whole person at the centre of their practice.

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Explores key?topics such as caring and compassion, and redefines the relevance of emotional labour within management, leadership and mentoring

Caring and Compassion
Putting Their Toe in the Water: Collecting, Testing and Expecting Nurses to Care
Nothing is Really Said About Care: Defining Nursing Knowledge
You Learn From What's Wrong with the Patient: Defining Nursing Work
The Ward Sister and the Infrastructure of Emotion Work: Making it Visible on the Ward from Ward Sister to Ward Manager and the Role of the Mentor
Death and Dying in Hospital: The Ultimate Emotional Labour
The Caring Trajectory: Caring Styles and Capacity Over Time
Conclusions.
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PAM SMITHis Professor of Nurse Education and Head of Nursing Studies in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. As the General Nursing Council (GNC) Trust Endowed Chair in Nurse Education, she held the post of Director of the Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education at the University of Surrey, UK from 2002 to 2009.

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PAM SMITHis Professor of Nurse Education and Head of Nursing Studies in the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. As the General Nursing Council (GNC) Trust Endowed Chair in Nurse Education, she held the post of Director of the Centre for Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education at the University of Surrey, UK from 2002 to 2009.

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