1 One of their arguments is that the `truth' or not of a memory is constructed in discourse in social settings - and so is never fixed for all time.

2 Notes taken at Iowa Intervention Project meeting of 8 June, 1995. Hereinafter IIP 6/8/95.

3 There is clearly a reference to Thompson's classic (1967) Time, Work Discipline and Industrial Capitalism here. It is questionable of course whether a ll nursing has ever been thought of as process - just as industrial work has often had it's rhythmic side (the cycles of boom and bust in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for example).

4 The translations from Comte's French are my own.