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A Profession on the Margins: Status Issues in Indian Nursing


  • Sreelekha Nair


  • Madelaine Healey


This joint paper attempts an unusual collaborative approach that offers an understanding of the problems that registered nurses of India have faced. Through this paper, the problem of ‘social status’ in both historical and contemporary landscapes, representing a relatively rare attempt to bridge the gap between studies of the institutions of colonial society, and studies of the current fortunes of their post-colonial inheritors are located. [CWDS].

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  • Sreelekha Nair & Madelaine Healey, 2009. "A Profession on the Margins: Status Issues in Indian Nursing," Working Papers id:2277, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2277
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    1. Nikolay Nenovsky & S. Statev, 2006. "Introduction," Post-Print halshs-00260898, HAL.
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    social status; Indian; registered nurses; India; historical; contemporary; colonial society; inheritors; institutions; women professionals; teachers; nursing education; young institution; lower middle-class women; labour; nursing;

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