Nurses as social control agents?

Corkhill, M.

Contemporary Nurse 9(3-4): 205-210


ISSN/ISBN: 1037-6178
DOI: 10.5172/conu.2000.9.3-4.205
Accession: 068502716

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Social control is a phrase that conjures images of oppression in the minds of most. Nurses have limited control within the healthcare arena, and many would argue that nurses are angels of advocacy, rather than agents of social control. However, nurses do have a place in social control, particularly to socialize nurses and patients into their roles, and to promote society's view of health.