Health Care's Forgotten Majority: Nurses and Their Frayed White Collars (Hardcover)
Discussion regarding health care in the United States usually centers around the doctors and insurance companies. This book deals with one group that is largely overlooked: nurses. As an example of white collar workforce, nurses are segmented by class. Amongst this group is a class-conscious working class, a status-conscious nursing management and a class- and status-conscious mid-level. This book focuses on nurses' positions in the labor process and their reaction to that labor process, their choice of collective strategy (trade unionism, professional unionism, or professionalization), and why they choose these roles.
JACQUELINE GOODMAN-DRAPER is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at State University of New York, Potsdam College. She received a National Science Foundation Award to conduct research for this book and a Nuala McGann Drescher SUNY Award to write it during research leave. She has received numerous other research grants and published several articles.