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Perceptions of Male Nurses about Nursing Profession

Volume 1 - Issue 4

Muslim Shah1*, Yasmin Parpio2, Zuhaid3 and Aurang Zeb4

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    • 1Rehman College of Nursing, Rehman Medical Institute Peshawar, Pakistan
    • 2Aga Khan University School of Nursing Karachi, Pakistan
    • 3Medical Officer, Pakistan
    • 4Rehman College of Nursing, Rehman Medical Institute Peshawar, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author: Muslim Shah, Assistant Professor, Rehman College of Nursing, Rehman Medical Institute Peshawar, Pakistan

Received: September 15, 2017;   Published: September 27, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000398

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Nursing is feminized profession by its nature, and traditional development of its concept of caring to sick for centuries. Nursing is a profession established by women that support the stereotypical feminine image with qualities of nurturing, and caring, in contrast to malecharacteristics of power, aggression, and authority. Males have concerns related to stereotyping and role strains, particularly in relation to patient care, as patients expecting female nurses to care for them, which cause difficulty in adjustment for men in nursing profession. The purpose of this review is to explore the perceptions of male nurses about the nursing profession, and to identify the reasons for choosing nursing as a career, and to discover the barriers in practice, and factors that affecting male nurses practices. There is a need to explore the perceptions of registered male nurses about nursing profession, identify the barriers that men are facing, and to elaborate the feelings of satisfaction to choose nursing as a career.

Keywords : Nursing; Feminized Profession; Male Nursing; Career

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