Abjectly Boundless: Boundaries, Bodies and Health Work
Professor Dave Holmes, Professor Trudy Rudge
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Dec 28, 2012 - Social Science - 304 pages
Within a variety of practice environments, health professionals often experience feelings of disgust and repulsion towards the presence of an abject object. Cadaverous, sick, disabled bodies, troubled minds, wounds, vomit and so forth are all part of health and care work and threaten the clean and proper bodies of those who undertake it, yet this 'unclean' side of health work is rarely accounted for in academic literature.