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Vital Signs

Nursing in Transition

by (author) Pat Armstrong, Jacqueline Choiniere & Elaine Day

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Sep 1993
Health Care Issues, Women's Studies, General, Issues
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Nursing Work has been transformed by political economy and women's struggle. From earliest times, the state established the power of male allopathic practitioners and since the post-war years extended their authority. This served to encourage the collective resistance of many women, who have made significant gains for themselves and for users of the health care system. These gains are now being undermined by cutbacks in state expenditures, new technologies and management strategies.

Vital Signs focuses on nursing work, but offers lessons about the state and women's work that go well beoynd the health care sector.

About the authors

Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of numerous books and articles in health and gender and has held a Canada Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institute of Health Research Chair in Health Services.

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Jacqueline Choiniere is an associate professor with the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health at York University..

Jacqueline Choiniere's profile page

Elaine Day's profile page