Nursing for a Multi-ethnic Society

Nursing for a Multi-ethnic Society

Paperback Race, Health, and Social Care

By (author) Kate Gerrish, By (author) Etc., By (author) Charles Husband, By (author) Jennifer MacKenzie

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  • Publisher: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 228mm x 13mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 1 January 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335196152
  • ISBN 13: 9780335196159
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index

Product description

This book presents a challenging examination of the preparation of nurses and midwives for working within multi-ethnic Britain. In reporting the findings of a major two year research project, funded by the English National Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, the authors offer a wide-ranging overview of the current variability in the adequacy of the preparation of members of the nursing professions to work appropriately with minority ethnic clients. This account is complemented by a detailed analysis of professional education in three specific educational institutions. In combination, these analyzes reveal much about the institutional, professional and pedagogic agendas which interact in shaping the adequacy of professional training. By placing this data within a clearly developed review of ethnicity and nursing care the authors offer valuable insight and guidance which will enable educators and individual practitioners to address the health care needs of minority ethnic clients and communities.

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Author information

Kate Gerrish is Senior Research Fellow in Nursing in the Division of Nursing and Social Work at Sheffield Hallam University. Charles Husband is Professor of Social Analysis in the Department of Social and Economic Studies at the University of Bradford. Jennifer Mackenzie is Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Studies at the University of Bradford.

Review quote

"The book is clearly designed and structured, with seven chapters providing useful context in relation to nursing and midwifery education, as well as a review of ethnicity in Britain since the Second World War...The authors are to be congratulated on their balanced analysis and the detailed literature review...This book should be regarded as an essential resource for those preparing practitioners who are needing to respond to the needs of a multi-ethnic society and for those preparing to contribute to it." - Journal of Interprofessional Care

Table of contents

Introduction The changing context of nursing and midwifery education Ethnicity, the minority ethnic community and health care delivery Messages from the users minority ethnic users' experience of nursing care Preparing the nursing professionals for multi-ethnic practice a national overview Institutions, pedagogy and practice the case studies Recruiting minority ethnic students into the nursing professions Nursing for a multi-ethnic society constructing the future Bibliography Index.