Iris Young's Five Faces of Oppression Applied to Nursing

ArticleinNursing Forum 48(3):205-10 · July 2013with104 Reads
DOI: 10.1111/nuf.12027 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Purpose:
    To explore Iris Young's Five Faces of Oppression as a framework for understanding oppression of nurses.

    Conclusions:
    Nursing's gendered status is implicated in nursing's status as a profession. Young's framework clearly lays out the ways in which nurses are oppressed in today's healthcare system.

    Practice implication:
    Understanding the structure of nursing's oppression allows nursing to begin to formulate a thoughtful response to oppression and helps nursing find its voice in the larger world of the healthcare system.