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Factors influencing men entering the nursing profession, and understanding the challenges faced by them: Iranian and developed countries' perspectives

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(2013) Factors influencing men entering the nursing profession, and understanding the challenges faced by them: Iranian and developed countries' perspectives. Nursing and Midwifery Studies. pp. 49-56. ISSN 2322-1488 (Print) 2322-1488 (Linking)

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Official URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25414879

Abstract

CONTEXT: Men entering the nursing profession have been investigated from several different perspectives. Due to male gender characteristics and existing public image, nursing is often not considered as a career choice by men. Whether nursing would benefit from increased number of men is a key question in the literature. The purpose of this integrative review of the literature was to identify factors influencing men to enter the nursing profession. In addition, it sought to understand the challenges they are confronted within this profession. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic search of the existing literature was performed using an Internet search with broad keywords to access related articles in both Persian and English databases. Finally, 34 studies (written between 2000 and early 2013) were selected and surveyed. RESULTS: Most of the studies were conducted in developed counties. The review identified reasons why males choose nursing, and other challenges facing men entering and working in nursing. Themes that emerged from the literature include educational and societal barriers experienced by men in nursing, recruitment, career choice, and role strain. CONCLUSIONS: Regarding men's influences on professional development, and also the importance of gender-based caring, policies for recruitment and retention of men in nursing must be followed hastily. However, there is a need for further research regarding the challenges faced by men entering nursing, in both Iran and other developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Zamanzadeh, V.UNSPECIFIED
Valizadeh, L.UNSPECIFIED
Negarandeh, R.UNSPECIFIED
Monadi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Azadi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Gender Identity Iran Nurses, Male Nursing Review
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Page Range: pp. 49-56
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing and Midwifery Studies
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 2
Number: 4
ISSN: 2322-1488 (Print) 2322-1488 (Linking)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1124

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