Changes in professional identity

nursing roles and practices

Sally Candlin*

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Abstract

Nurses' identities are constructed through their institutional belonging and the exercise of particular roles in the context of professional practices. Such roles and practices are themselves in part constituted through the performance of particular discourses. Research into such practices requires discourse analysts to become aware of and to understand the institutional and professional histories of those participants with whom they work, against which their professional practices are set. A collaborative exploration of how such professional participants, in this case, nurses, categorise their communities of practice is one way in which this understanding can be attempted. Such a process poses challenges both to discourse analysts and to nurse professionals which may be met by close and collaborative inquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of communication in organisations and professions
EditorsChristopher N. Candlin, Srikant Sarangi
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherDe Gruyter
Pages551-569
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783110188318
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Applied Linguistics-Communication Competence Language and Communication Problems Practical Solutions
PublisherWALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH
Volume3

Keywords

  • APPLIED LINGUISTIC RESEARCH
  • DISCOURSE
  • CATEGORIZATION
  • WORKPLACE

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