Experiences and views of nursing home nurses in England regarding occupational role and status

Thompson, Juliana, Cook, Glenda and Duschinsky, Robbie (2016) Experiences and views of nursing home nurses in England regarding occupational role and status. Social Theory & Health, 14 (3). pp. 372-392. ISSN 1477-8211

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The aim of this paper was to explore nursing home nurses’ perceptions of what influences their occupational status. A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was taken, during which 13 nurses from 7 nursing homes for older people located in England were each interviewed up to 5 times using an episodic interview technique. Findings suggested that economic policies regarding funding long-term care, and perceptions of the nature of work undertaken in nursing homes, may together negatively impact the occupational status of nurses working in these settings. This reduced occupational status is proposed as a factor which shapes nurses’ perception of this role. Low occupational status may also impact on these nurses’ ability to enact the role. Finally, the paper documents how nursing home nurses may attempt to manage issues of status in order to retain occupational esteem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nurse: nursing home: occupational role: occupational status: phenomenological study
Subjects: B700 Nursing
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 13:33
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 13:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/26340

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