Silence & Voice in the Academic Jungle: Nurse Academics Speak

Melanie Underwood

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This ethnography was undertaken to examine and understand the society, culture and communication of the nursing profession among nurse academics employed within Australian schools of nursing. The resulting narrative critically explored how nurse academics’ sense of professional identity is influenced by social and cultural factors that in turn influence the articulated image of the profession to both students and colleagues. Engagement in dialogue of the connections between culture, teaching and learning (education), communication and context (historical, social and political) enabled participants the opportunity to consider and reflect upon both functional and dysfunctional power relationships existing within the institutions.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLambert Academic Publishing
Number of pages340
ISBN (Electronic)9783659280634
ISBN (Print)978-3-659-28063-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Silence & Voice in the Academic Jungle: Nurse Academics Speak'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this