Nursing is not a powerful profession yet nurses can have considerable power over those they care for. In a changing health service, power relationships between different professionals and clients may undergo significant changes. To empower either themselves or their clients, nurses must be able to understand the dynamics and nature of power relationships within society. Taking a sociological perspective, this book introduces readers to methods of analyzing power and power relationships while clearly demonstrating the relevance to nursing practice.
GEOFF WILKINSON is Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England
MARGARET MIERS is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of West of England