Huli yu shehui: Kuajie de duihua yu chuangxin 護理與社會—跨界的對話與創新 (Nursing and Society: The Transdisciplinary Dialogue and Innovation) considers how nursing in Taiwan intersects with various disciplines, such as sociology, anthropology, history, and STS. This book includes fifteen case studies that are divided into four broader themes: “Techniques and Nursing,” “Gender and Body,” “Mental Health and Society,” and “Ethics and Policymaking.” These themes show the highly dynamic relationships among nursing, health, and a broader social context. The case studies also engage with the work of critical theorists such as Michel Foucault, Bruno Latour, and Susan Bordo.

The power relationships surrounding health are the book's main concern, and each of the four parts explores a specific dimension of that dynamic. The first part focuses on the new challenges that the nursing profession is confronting in Taiwan, no doubt part of a trend affecting many...

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