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Strategies of Iranian nurses to overcome professional discrimination: An explorative qualitative study

(2019) Strategies of Iranian nurses to overcome professional discrimination: An explorative qualitative study. Nursing Ethics. pp. 235-247. ISSN 0969-7330

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Abstract

Background: Discrimination is a situation in which individuals receive unequal social benefits in return for equal roles they play. They react to such a situation in different ways. Objective: This study aims at identifying the strategies used by Iranian nurses to overcome professional discrimination. Research design: This qualitative study was conducted with the participation of 23 nurses who worked in hospitals in the cities of Tehran, Tabriz, and Ilam. They were selected based on purposive sampling. Data were collected using deep and unstructured interviews in a period of time between May 2013 and June 2014. Interviews were simultaneously analyzed using conventional content analysis method after being transcribed. Ethical consideration: This study was approved by the Regional Committee of Medical Research Ethics. Also, voluntary participation, anonymity, and confidentiality were considered. Finding: "Presenting a positive image of oneself," "objection," and "expectation" were three themes extracted through data analysis. Discussion: Organizational discrimination puts nurses under stress and pressure. Nurses react to unfair behavior in different ways. These reactions are harmful to an organization and lead to negative consequences. Conclusion: Professional discrimination has made nurses adopt strategies which would lead to such consequences, which in turn influences their performance as nurses.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Discrimination Iran nurses qualitative study strategy disruptive behavior perceptions justice Social Sciences - Other Topics Nursing
Page Range: pp. 235-247
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Ethics
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 26
Number: 1
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0969733017700233
ISSN: 0969-7330
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/2264

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