Iris Young's Five Faces of Oppression Applied to Nursing

Authors

  • Rebekah Dubrosky BSN, RN

    Clinical Instructor, Corresponding author
    1. College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
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      Rebekah Dubrosky, BSN, RN, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI

      E-mail: dubrosky@uwm.edu

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Abstract

Purpose.

To explore Iris Young's Five Faces of Oppression as a framework for understanding oppression of nurses.

Conclusions.

Nursing's gendered status is implicated in nursing's status as a profession. Young's framework clearly lays out the ways in which nurses are oppressed in today's healthcare system.

Practice Implication.

Understanding the structure of nursing's oppression allows nursing to begin to formulate a thoughtful response to oppression and helps nursing find its voice in the larger world of the healthcare system.

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