This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 25: Women's Work, Women's Health
Women's Work, Women's Health
Women have always worked. However, the widespread entry of women across all socioeconomic groups into the paid labor force has occurred only since World War II. Accompanying this demographic trend has been increasing scientific interest in the effects of employment on women's health and how women's health influences their working lives. Major areas of research have included gender differences in work performance and health outcomes, environmental workplace hazards (especially reproductive hazards), and working and stress. Nurse investigators, along with other health scientists, psychologists, and sociologists, have explored many of these areas. Their contributions have especially focused ...