6 found
Order:
  1.  60
    Occupational distress in nursing: A psychoanalytic reading of the literature.Alicia M. Evans, David A. Pereira & Judith M. Parker - 2008 - Nursing Philosophy 9 (3):195-204.
    Abstract Occupational stress in nursing has attracted considerable attention as a focus for research and as a consequence multiple objects of nurses' stress, or 'stressors', have been identified. This paper puts into question the dominant conceptual and methodological approach to occupational stress in nursing research by both foregrounding the notion of anxiety and juxtaposing it with the notion of 'stress'. It is argued that the notion of 'stress' and the domination of the questionnaire have produced a narrow reading of the (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  2.  36
    An exploration of jealousy in nursing: A K leinian analysis.Alicia M. Evans, Michael Traynor & Nel Glass - 2014 - Nursing Inquiry 21 (2):171-178.
    It is well established that nursing practice produces considerable anxiety, and it can also give rise to envy and jealousy. While envy in nursing was identified in the literature more than 50 years ago, there remains a paucity of articles addressing either envy or jealousy for nurses. In a recent research study on current experiences of clinical practice, we analysed a fragment of nurses’ speech via Klein's theory of jealousy. The results revealed that the nurses expressed jealousy at the privilege (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  3.  17
    Discourses of anxiety and transference in nursing practice: the subject of knowledge.Alicia M. Evans, David A. Pereira & Judith M. Parker - 2009 - Nursing Inquiry 16 (3):251-260.
    The nurses’ relationship to knowledge has been theorised in a variety of different ways, not the least being in relation to medical dominance. In this study, the authors report on one of the findings of a case study into nurses’ anxiety informed by psychoanalytic theory. They argue that the nurse’s subjection to the knowledge of the other health professional, inclusive of the doctor, can be a transference arising in the context of anxiety for the nurse. Grasped by anxiety, the nurse (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  4.  28
    Discourses of anxiety in nursing practice: a psychoanalytic case study of the change‐of‐shift handover ritual.Alicia M. Evans, David A. Pereira & Judith M. Parker - 2008 - Nursing Inquiry 15 (1):40-48.
    This paper reports on the findings of a study that considered how anxiety might function to organise nurses’ practice. With reference to psychoanalytic theory this paper analyses field notes taken during a series of nursing change‐of‐shift handovers. The handover practices analysed met all the criteria for a ritual, as understood in psychoanalytic theory, and functioned to alleviate anxiety in the short term while symbolically expressing a forbidden and unknown knowledge. We argue that the handover ritual contained certain prohibitions, yet allowed (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  5.  12
    Anxiety and surplus in nursing practice: lessons from L acan and B ataille.Alicia M. Evans, Nel Glass & Michael Traynor - 2014 - Nursing Philosophy 15 (3):183-191.
    It is well established, following Menzies' work, that nursing practice produces considerable anxiety. Like Menzies, we bring a psychoanalytic perspective to a theorization of anxiety in nursing and do so in order to consider nursing practice in the light of psychoanalytic theory, although from a Lacanian perspective. We also draw on Bataille's notion of ‘surplus’. These concepts provide the theoretical framework for a study investigating how some clinical nurses are able to remain in clinical practice rather than leave the profession (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  8
    Madness, sex, and risk: A poststructural analysis.Alicia M. Evans, Dave Holmes & Chris Quinn - 2020 - Nursing Inquiry 27 (4):e12359.
    The body of the one deemed mad often remains a sexual body with sexual needs. Mental health services respond to these demands of the body in various ways, including constructing rules around physical movement. In this context, we were interested in how mental health clinicians problematized the sexual needs and practices of residents of a long‐stay mental health rehabilitation facility and how solutions were constructed in relation to the residents’ sexual desires. This paper reports findings from mental health clinicians, as (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark