The silence and the silencing of the nurse's voice : a reading of patient progress notes

Parker, Judith & Gardner, Glenn E. (1992) The silence and the silencing of the nurse's voice : a reading of patient progress notes. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 9(2), pp. 3-9.

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Content analysis of text offers a method for exploring experiences which usually remain unquestioned and unexamined. In this paper the authors analyse a set of patient progress notes by re-framing them as a narrative account of a significant event in the experience of a patient, her family and attending health care workers. Examination of these notes provides insights into aspects of clinical practice which are usually dealt with at a taken-for-granted level. An interpretation of previously unexamined therapeutic practices within the social and political context of institutional health care is offered.

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ID Code: 56490
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0813-0531
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2013 23:26
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:35

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