Chapter 5. Nurses, the Body and Body Work

  1. Hazel Heath and
  2. Isabel White
  1. Hazel Heath and
  2. Brendan McCormack

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774342.ch5

The Challenge of Sexuality in Health Care

The Challenge of Sexuality in Health Care

How to Cite

Heath, H. and White, I. (2001) Nurses, the Body and Body Work, in The Challenge of Sexuality in Health Care, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774342.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632048045

Online ISBN: 9780470774342

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Keywords:

  • nurses;
  • nursing;
  • body work;
  • holistic care;
  • hospitalisation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Body Work: Challenges in Nursing

  • Sexualisation of Body Work

  • Perspectives on the Body

  • Social and Cultural Concepts of Bodily Health

  • Illness and the Meaning of Illness

  • Transitions in Illness

  • Caring for People and Their Bodies

  • Valuing Body Work

  • Conclusion

  • References