Surviving on the Margins: A Grounded Theory of Nursing While Black

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147337
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Presentation
Title:
Surviving on the Margins: A Grounded Theory of Nursing While Black
Abstract:
Surviving on the Margins: A Grounded Theory of Nursing While Black
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Etowa, Josephine B., RN, RM, IBCLC
P.I. Institution Name:Dalhousie university
Under-representation of Black people affects many professions, especially in the health field. Although, there are no published Canadian data on Canadian nurses' population by race and ethnicity, anecdotal evidence suggests marginal representation of African Canadians in the health professions, including nursing, especially in Nova Scotia. Under-representation of minority groups, such as Black people, in the health professions may lead to lack of cultural understanding and inappropriate health care for minority people. The purpose of this study was to explore the work life experiences of Black nurses in a Canadian province. Grounded theory research approach was used to generate a theory about their experiences of Nursing While Black. This paper describes the theory of ?surviving on the margins of a profession? that emerged from indepth interviews of twenty Black nurses. The major categories and various phases of this theory will be presented including the process of marginalization and survival as well as the critical points of this Basic Social Process. The paper will conclude with the strategies that Black nurses are using to survive in spite of marginalizing forces such as racism. Implications of this theory for nursing, and for general theory on race relations, marginalization, and health care in general will presented.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSurviving on the Margins: A Grounded Theory of Nursing While Blacken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147337-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Surviving on the Margins: A Grounded Theory of Nursing While Black</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Etowa, Josephine B., RN, RM, IBCLC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Dalhousie university</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">josephine.etowa@dal.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Under-representation of Black people affects many professions, especially in the health field. Although, there are no published Canadian data on Canadian nurses' population by race and ethnicity, anecdotal evidence suggests marginal representation of African Canadians in the health professions, including nursing, especially in Nova Scotia. Under-representation of minority groups, such as Black people, in the health professions may lead to lack of cultural understanding and inappropriate health care for minority people. The purpose of this study was to explore the work life experiences of Black nurses in a Canadian province. Grounded theory research approach was used to generate a theory about their experiences of Nursing While Black. This paper describes the theory of ?surviving on the margins of a profession? that emerged from indepth interviews of twenty Black nurses. The major categories and various phases of this theory will be presented including the process of marginalization and survival as well as the critical points of this Basic Social Process. The paper will conclude with the strategies that Black nurses are using to survive in spite of marginalizing forces such as racism. Implications of this theory for nursing, and for general theory on race relations, marginalization, and health care in general will presented.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:23Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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