Guest editorial: emotional labour and caring for infants who are not expected to survive

Kain, Victoria (2013) Guest editorial: emotional labour and caring for infants who are not expected to survive. Neonatal Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 16 1: 1-1.

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Author Kain, Victoria
Title Guest editorial: emotional labour and caring for infants who are not expected to survive
Journal name Neonatal Paediatric and Child Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1441-6638
Publication date 2013-03
Sub-type Editorial
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Place of publication West Leederville, WA, Australia
Publisher Cambridge Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this issue, Cooper, Cuthbertson and Fleming report the findings of a thematic review depicting the challenges of caring for babies who are not expected to survive. A prevalent theme in this work revolves around the significant emotional burden placed upon the nurses who care for these babies. This emotional component of care can be described in terms of "emotional labour", a term first coined by Hochschild in 1983. Emotional labour is defined as an ingredient in any kind of occupation where the "object" being cared for, or "worked upon", is alive, sentient or reacting, or as any labour involved in dealing with another person’s emotions. Emotional labour is a component of all nursing genres to a degree, because nursing involves emotional work impacting upon the nurses’ emotional wellbeing, yet emotional wellbeing is integrally correlated to professional practice...
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 13:35:28 EST by Vicki Percival on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work