Nursing and worth
: an autoethnographic journey

  • L.J. Turner

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis offers possibilities for a new way of thinking about the subject of worth in relation to nursing. Its main purpose is to provide nurses with an opportunity to be reflective and reflexive about the many differing concepts of their own worth and that of the people with whom they work, thus facilitating the potential for new thinking and, in turn, new practices. The research arose from disturbances that emerged from three particular areas: 1) my own self worth evaluation; 2) client stories of being treated with a lack of worth by nurses; and 3) from hearing stories from colleagues about perceptions of self worth in relation to nursing identity.
Date of Award2012
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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