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The value of care: Women’s work and emotional labour

Join a panel of historians, nurses and social scientists to explore why nursing remains undervalued in terms of status and pay.


Nursing “is essentially women’s work” wrote a journalist in the Yorkshire Observer in 1919, just before the introduction of registration, “It is truly a labour of love, for their hours are long and their work demands the best that is in them, while the remuneration is comparatively low.” This link between low pay, vocation and women’s work has dogged nursing for over a century. Join a panel of historians, nurses and social scientists to explore why nursing remains undervalued in terms of status and pay, and how we might change this for future generations of health workers.


Speaker(s):

Dr Anne Laure Humbert | talks
Dr Sue Hawkins | talks
Dr Moyra Journeaux | talks

 

Date and Time:

29 January 2020 at 5:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square
London
W1G 0RN
029 2054 6460
https://www.rcn.org.uk/library/exhibitions-and-events/library-events

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Tickets:

Free

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-value-of-care-womens-work-and-emotional-labour-tickets-68255037655

Additional Information:

Accessibility
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