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Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines: Professional Intimacy in Hospital NursingEvery day, hospital nurses must negotiate intimate trust and intimate conflict in an effort to provide quality health care. However, interactions between nurses and patients – which often require issues of privacy – are sometimes made more uncomfortable with inappropriate behaviour, as when a patient has a racist and/or sexist outburst. Not all nurses are prepared to handle such intimacy, but they can all learn how to be caring. In Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines, Lisa Ruchti carefully examin…

Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines: Professional Intimacy in Hospital Nursing by Lisa C. Ruchti (2012-02-11)Every day, hospital nurses must negotiate intimate trust and intimate conflict in an effort to provide quality health care. However, interactions between nurses and patients – which often require issues of privacy – are sometimes made more uncomfortable with inappropriate behaviour, as when a patient has a racist and/or sexist outburst. Not all nurses are prepared to handle such intimacy, but they can all learn how to be caring. In Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines, Lisa Ruchti carefully examin…