The experience of males entering nursing: a phenomenological analysis of professionally enhancing factors and barriers

Wilson, Geoff (2005) The experience of males entering nursing: a phenomenological analysis of professionally enhancing factors and barriers. Contemporary Nurse, 20 (2). pp. 221-233. ISSN 1037-6178

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[Abstract]: Males in nursing undoubtedly represent a minority group. However there have been relatively few studies which have investigated their unique experiences, compared with women in male dominated professions. This study conducted in an undergraduate nursing program, analysed the experience of males in nursing regarding (1) decision to enter the profession, during the course, both academic and clinical and (2) methods appropriate for recruiting more males to the profession. In general the results indicate overall positive acceptance of males in nursing, but several factors explored, indicate that change is essential if males are to remain and flourish in the profession.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Nursing
Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 04:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing, males, attrition, role, gender balance, recruitment, retention, phenomenology
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8194

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