The Emotional Labour of Nursing

Its impact on interpersonal relations, management and the educational environment in nursing

  • Pam Smith

About this book


This stimulating and original study is written for nurses, midwives, health visitors and others, such as teachers, social workers and managers engaged in 'caring'. It will interest a variety of students, not only of nursing, but also of women's studies and sociology.

The research on which this book is based shows the importance of the charge nurse or ward sister in making emotional style in which it was given, and that nurses felt better able to care for patients and colleagues when their learning environment was emotionally supportive.


care emotion nurse nursing social work sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Pam Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.District Nursing Adviser’s DepartmentBloomsbury and Islington District Health AuthorityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-55699-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-12514-2
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