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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1990|