Foreward. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Table of Cases. Table of Statutes. Part 1: Searching for the 'true' Status of the Nurse. 1 - One nurse, four hearings, five images. 2 - Pulling the images apart. Part 2: Images of women in the workforce. 3 - The nurse as ministering angel. 4 - Introducing the nurses as a domestic worker. 5 - The nurse as domestic worker. Part 3: Medical domination. 6 - The nurse as the doctor's handmaiden. 7 - The nurse as a subordinate professional. Part 4: Towards autonomy. 8 - Autonomy in regulation and management. 9 - Autonomy in knowledge and education. 10 - Autonomy in clinical decision making. Part 5: Living in a legal and professional shadow land. 11 - Bringing the images together. 12 - Speaking out from the shadows. Appendix: The five images of the nurse. References. Index.