Occupational stress and RANs.

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    This paper explores nurses' self-reported stress during a time of policy changes in the Northern Territory Health Department. It is argued that current research tends to associate nurses' stress with their personality or type of work, offering a psychological or occupational explanation. Little consideration is given to the complex structural subordination and ambivalence remote area nurses experience on Aboriginal settlements vis a vis their immediate superiors and clients. It is proposed that the nurses' self-reported stress can be partly accounted for by their marginal position between these two groups. The sociological concept of marginality can explain this.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)18-26
    Number of pages9
    JournalThe Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990


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