Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines: Professional Intimacy in Hospital Nursing
In Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines, Lisa Ruchti carefully examines this fragile relationship between intimacy and professional care, and provides a language for patients, nurses, and administrators to teach, conduct, and advocate for knowledgeable and skilled intimate care in a hospital setting. She also recommends best training practices and practical and effective policy changes to handle conflicts. Ruchti shows that "caring" is not just a personality characteristic but is work that is structured by intersections of race, gender, and nationality.
Temple University Press
Medicine and Health | Social Psychology and Interaction
Ruchti, Lisa C., "Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines: Professional Intimacy in Hospital Nursing" (2012). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 16.