The development of the nursing profession in a globalised context: a qualitative case study in Kerala, India

Timmons, Stephen and Evans, Catrin and Nair, Sreelekha (2016) The development of the nursing profession in a globalised context: a qualitative case study in Kerala, India. Social Science & Medicine, 166 . pp. 41-48. ISSN 0277-9536

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Abstract

In the paper, we are looking at the relationship between globalisation and the professional project, using nursing in Kerala as an exemplar. Our focus is on the intersection of the professional project, gender and globalisation processes. Included in our analysis are the ways in which gender affects the professional project in the global south, and the development of a professional project which it is closely tied to global markets and global migration, revealing the political-economic, historical, and cultural factors that influence the shape and consequences of nurse migration.

The phenomenon that enabled our analysis, by showing these forces at work in a particular time and place, was an outbreak of strikes by nurses working in private hospitals in Kerala in 2011–2012.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Nursing; Kerala; Sociology; Sociology of professions; Employment; Globalisation
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > Nottingham University Business School
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.012
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 12:28
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/36241

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