The Sociology of Nursing the ‘Troubles’ (79499)

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In the aftermath of the Northern Ireland conflict, nurses emerged as crucial societal pillars, alleviating its repercussions. The COVID-19 pandemic added challenges to recognizing their invaluable contributions. This paper delves into the intricate relationship between nursing and sociology, emphasizing the vital role of nurses amidst the conflict's turbulence. Employing oral history, the study explores the emotional costs borne by acute nurses, often overlooked in societal narratives. Qualitative interviews in Belfast's principal hospitals uncover emotional labour nuances, shedding light on the interplay between nursing practices and sociological dynamics, including the impact of occupational culture. The research aims to unveil the complexities of nursing within a conflict zone, offering insights into emotional tolls from both nursing and sociological perspectives. By amplifying nurses' narratives, the study contributes to a more comprehensive understanding and fosters inclusivity in UK nursing education, recognizing the inherent sociological dimensions of their crucial role.

Megan Kelly, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

About the Presenter(s)
Megan, a Queen's University Belfast research assistant, explores dialysis patient experiences and uncovers hidden narratives from Northern Ireland's post-conflict era. PhD (2022) focused on acute care nurses during the Troubles.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00