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    Managerialism, governmentality and the evolving regulatory climate.Trudy Rudge - 2015 - Nursing Inquiry 22 (1):1-2.
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    The 'well‐run' system and its antimonies.Trudy Rudge - 2011 - Nursing Philosophy 12 (3):167-176.
    An aim of all of the management of healthcare systems is the smooth provision of services. A great deal of effort is put into ensuring processes will obtain this ideal – the well‐run system. The central argument in this paper is that these processes result in a system that perpetrates violence and coercion on its clients and workers. This violence is structural and personalizing in its effects. Moreover, time and effort is taken away from the actual work of the system (...)
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    Black nurse in white space? Rethinking the in/visibility of race within the Australian nursing workplace.Virginia Mapedzahama, Trudy Rudge, Sandra West & Amelie Perron - 2012 - Nursing Inquiry 19 (2):153-164.
    MAPEDZAHAMA V, RUDGE T, WEST S and PERRON A. Nursing Inquiry 2012; 19: 153–164 [Epub ahead of print]Black nurse in white space? Rethinking the in/visibility of race within the Australian nursing workplaceThis article presents an analysis of data from a critical qualitative study with 14 skilled black African migrant nurses, which document their experiences of nurse‐to‐nurse racism and racial prejudice in Australian nursing workplaces. Racism generally and nurse‐to‐nurse racism specifically, continues to be under‐researched in explorations of these workplaces; when racism (...)
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    Desiring productivity: nary a wasted moment, never a missed step!Trudy Rudge - 2013 - Nursing Philosophy 14 (3):201-211.
    The purpose of this paper is to explore how nurses are enrolled into and take part in programmes of efficiency and effectiveness. Using the philosophical theorizing about desire as a force or power, I focus specifically on what is understood as relations between desire and productivity in current Westernized health‐care systems. Use is made of the idea from Spinoza that human emotions consist only of pleasure, pain, and desire as these act as a motive force. This is then linked with (...)
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    Nursing as textually mediated reality.Julianne Cheek & Trudy Rudge - 1994 - Nursing Inquiry 1 (1):15-22.
    Nursing and nursing practice both construct and are in turn constructed by the context in which they operate. Texts play a central part in that construction. As such, nursing and nursing practice can be considered to represent a reality that is textually mediated. This paper explores the notion of nursing as a textually mediated reality and offers the reader the possibility of engaging in reflection on what implications this has for nursing and their own nursing practice. The analyses provided draw (...)
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    Beyond and around mandatory reporting in nursing practice: Interrupting a series of deferrals.Rochelle Einboden, Trudy Rudge & Colleen Varcoe - 2019 - Nursing Inquiry 26 (2):e12285.
    Nurses are well positioned to contribute to child protection efforts but are underutilised. This paper describes a critical discursive analysis of nursing responses to child neglect and abuse (CN&A) in British Columbia, Canada. Legal and practice guidelines were analysed alongside nurse interview texts, offering a glimpse into how nurses prevent CN&A in their everyday practice with families. Results show how the primacy of mandatory reporting to child protection authorities coordinates a series of deferrals and how nurses engage with and interrupt (...)
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    Skin as cover: the discursive effects of 'covering' metaphors on wound care practices.Trudy Rudge - 1998 - Nursing Inquiry 5 (4):228-237.
    Skin as cover: the discursive effects of 'covering' metaphors on wound care practicesThis paper outlines a Foucauldian analysis of interactions between nurses and patients during wound care procedures in a burns unit. It explores the use of Kristeva's psychoanalytic concepts of abjection and the abject body to illuminate the emotional affects of wounds on nurse and patient. In this process, I identify how cultural metaphoric understandings about skin influence and organise the care of burns patients. Such analysis suggests the import (...)
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    Image, measure, figure: a critical discourse analysis of nursing practices that develop children.Rochelle Einboden, Trudy Rudge & Colleen Varcoe - 2013 - Nursing Philosophy 14 (3):212-222.
    Motivated by discourses that link early child development and health, nurses engage in seemingly benign surveillance of children. These practices are based on knowledge claims and technologies of developmental science, which remain anchored in assumptions of the child body as an incomplete form with a universal developmental trajectory and inherent potentiality. This paper engages in a critical discursive analysis, drawing on Donna Haraway's conceptualizations of technoscience and figuration. Using a contemporary developmental screening tool from nursing practice, this analysis traces the (...)
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    Virtual reality or real virtuality: the space of flows and nursing practice.Lynne Barnes & Trudy Rudge - 2005 - Nursing Inquiry 12 (4):306-315.
    The use of virtual environments for the provision of health‐care is on the increase, and with each new development brings debates about their impact on care, nursing and nursing practice. Such environments offer opportunities for extending care and improvements in communication. Others believe these developments threaten aspects of nursing they hold sacrosanct. This paper explores the development of an assemblage of computer networks, databases, information systems, software programs and management systems that together work to manage health‐care in Australia, namely casemix. (...)
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    (Re)writing ethnography: the unsettling questions for nursing research raised by post‐structural approaches to ‘the field’.Trudy Rudge - 1996 - Nursing Inquiry 3 (3):146-152.
    Positivist ethnographic research situates the participant observer in an objectivist position towards the field. Using poststructural perspectives to analyse the field challenges and unsettles objectivist assumptions underpinning ethnography. Neither is merging of the two approaches completely unproblematic. A crucial element in a coherent amalgam centres around resolution of potential contradictions emanating from the place of field notes in ethnographic research, and the position of the researcher (author) vis‐a‐vis such notes. Contemporary approaches to field notes maintain that such notes are not (...)
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    Situating wound management: technoscience, dressings and 'other' skins.Trudy Rudge - 1999 - Nursing Inquiry 6 (3):167-177.
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    Response: Insider ethnography: researching nursing from within.Trudy Rudge - 1995 - Nursing Inquiry 2 (1):58-58.
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    Accounting for the unaccountable: theorising the unthinkable.Trudy Rudge & Dave Holmes - 2009 - Nursing Inquiry 16 (3):181-181.
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    Extending the methodology of critical discourse analysis using Haraway's figurations: The example of The Monstrous Perpetrator within contemporary responses to child neglect and abuse.Rochelle Einboden, Colleen Varcoe & Trudy Rudge - 2024 - Nursing Inquiry 31 (1):e12617.
    Critical discursive analyses offer possibilities for equity‐oriented research, and are a resource for addressing resistant social problems, such as child neglect and abuse (CN&A). A key challenge for discourse analysts in health disciplines is the tensions between materiality and social constructions, particularly at the site of the body. This paper describes how Donna Haraway's ideas of figuration and technobiopower can augment critical discourse analysis to address this tension. Technobiopower, an intensification of biopower in the context of technoscience, is seen as (...)
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    Tightening the reins on nursing practice.Trudy Rudge & Sally Thorne - 2013 - Nursing Inquiry 20 (3):187-187.
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    Making things work: Using Bourdieu's theory of practice to uncover an ontology of everyday nursing in practice.Sarah Lake, Sandra West & Trudy Rudge - 2022 - Nursing Philosophy 23 (2):e12377.
    Seeking to answer the question of what it is that nurses do, scholars researching nursing have worked with theoretical approaches ranging from the more abstract to the concrete: from philosophizing the nature of nursing to emphasizing the interpersonal nature of nursing practice to exploring processes of clinical decision‐making. In this paper, we engage with Bourdieu's theory of practice as an alternative approach that helps to understand the finer points of nurses' everyday practices of nursing as being grounded in an ontology (...)
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    Control of resources in the nursing workplace: Power and patronage relations.Shobha Nepali, Rochelle Einboden & Trudy Rudge - 2023 - Nursing Inquiry 30 (2):e12523.
    Immigrant nurses make up a large percentage of the Australian nursing workforce. Since the support in the workplace is expected to be inclusive for all nurses, the aim of this article is to explore how support and opportunities for professional growth, learning and development are distributed across different categories of nurses working in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). An ethnographic approach has opened an examination of the everyday workplace practices in the NICU to gain insight into how nurses made (...)
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    Citizen minds, citizen bodies: The citizenship experience and the government of mentally ill persons.Amelie Perron, Trudy Rudge & Dave Holmes - 2010 - Nursing Philosophy 11 (2):100-111.
    The concept of citizenship is becoming more and more prominent in specific fields, such as psychiatry/mental health, where it is constituted as a solution to the issues of exclusion, discrimination, and poverty often endured by the mentally ill. We argue that such discourse of citizenship represents a break in the history of psychiatry and constitutes a powerful strategy to counter the effects of equally powerful psychiatric labelling. However, we call into question the emancipatory promise of a citizenship agenda. Foucault's concept (...)
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    Failures of reproduction: problematising ‘success’ in assisted reproductive technology.Kathleen Peters, Debra Jackson & Trudy Rudge - 2007 - Nursing Inquiry 14 (2):125-131.
    This paper scrutinises the many ways in which ‘success’ is portrayed in representing assisted reproductive technology (ART) services and illuminates how these definitions differ from those held by participant couples. A qualitative approach informed by feminist perspectives guided this study and aimed to problematise the concept of ‘success’ by examining literature from ART clinics, government reports on ART, and by analysing narratives of couples who have accessed ART services. As many ART services have varying definitions of ‘success’ and as statistics (...)
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    Procedure manuals and textually mediated death.Beverleigh Quested & Trudy Rudge - 2001 - Nursing Inquiry 8 (4):264-272.
    Procedure manuals and textually mediated deathThe procedure manual as a document represents the practice of nursing care. Analysis of such manuals allows us to explore discourses of nursing and the ways in which they frame nursing practice. A critical analysis of a hospital procedure manual using discourse analysis was undertaken. A specific excerpt concerning ‘Last offices’ is used as an example of the institutionalisation of organisational values and beliefs as these influence nursing care. ‘Last offices’ directs nursing practices related to (...)
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    Nursing wounds: exploring the presence of abjection in nursing practice.Trudy Rudge - 1996 - Nursing Inquiry 3 (4):250-251.
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    Rethinking shiftwork: mid‐life nurses making it work!Sandra West, Virginia Mapedzahama, Maureen Ahern & Trudy Rudge - 2012 - Nursing Inquiry 19 (2):177-187.
    WEST S, MAPEDZAHAMA V, AHERN M and RUDGE T. Nursing Inquiry 2012; 19: 177–187 [Epub ahead of print]Rethinking shiftwork: mid‐life nurses making it work!Many current analyses of shiftwork neglect nurses’ own voices when describing the dis/advantages of a shiftworking lifestyle. This paper reports the findings of a critical re‐analysis of two studies conducted with female mid‐life Australian nurses to explore the contention that the ‘problem‐centred’ focus of current shiftwork research does not effectively address the ‘real’ issue for mid‐life nurses, that (...)
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