Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Review - Diğer

Professions and Professionalism


Koç Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Yüksek Okulu, İstanbul

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2012; 9: 3-7
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This paper examines the continued appeal to nursing of the concepts "profession" and "professionalism" despite the fact that the definitions and use of both are problematic. It argues that for a critical analysis of occupational activities it is more useful to examine how these concepts are used in the service of occupational sectional interests. Analyses that ignore interactions between professionals, how professional roles are constructed within organizational and social contexts and the relationships between professions and power will fail if their intention is to promote the process of professionalization.

EISSN 2757-9204