Masculinity and Caring, Are You Caring Enough to Be a Nurse?: Insight of Male Nursing Students from Karachi, Pakistan

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Masculinity and Caring, Are You Caring Enough to Be a Nurse?: Insight of Male Nursing Students from Karachi, Pakistan
Abstract:
Masculinity and Caring, Are You Caring Enough to Be a Nurse?: Insight of Male Nursing Students from Karachi, Pakistan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Dhalwani, Nafeesa N., RN, BScN
P.I. Institution Name:Lakeshore Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre
Title:Registered Nurse
Co-Authors:Veronica Braganza, BScN; Fauziya Ali, PhD
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Introduction: Nursing is a paradigm of care and compassion, mostly addressed as a female profession where men are always questioned for the element of caring within them. However, male nurses who are currently practicing hold a different view on it. They feel they can also play an equal part in caring for the sick and they can also fit into caring roles regardless of the fact that people do not bear similar perceptions.ÿProblem/Purpose: Previous researches on this issue have highlighted why men do not enter nursing in majorities, and what challenges they face. However, very few researches bring to light attributes of men highlighting the essence of caring within them. Thus, this study explored caring attributes associated with male nurses. In particular this research focused on the factors which promote or suppress caring behavior and attributes of men as nurses.ÿÿMethods: Design: Descriptive Exploratoryÿ Sampling/Data Collection: 5 male nursing students of four year BSN program in a teaching hospital in Karachi-Pakistan were selected using non-probability sampling. Informed consent was obtained and two Focus Group Discussions were conducted based on a self-formulated semi-structured questionnaire, focusing on the attributes of men in nursing.ÿResults: Four themes emerged that described the attributes of males in nursing: Caring-Inherent yet learned by both genders, Culture-the stifling barrier to caring, Nursing versus Masculinity - the swinging pendulum and males as caregivers' challenging the stereotypes. Conclusion: The tunnel view most people have of male nurses has hampered their practice and acceptance in the profession. However this study emphasizes that males are caring enough to be nurses. ÿThis study was completed within a limited time which may have affected the study. Further, it only highlights the attributes of caring in male nursing students. Therefore, more studies are needed to view this concept in a broader perspective.
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.titleMasculinity and Caring, Are You Caring Enough to Be a Nurse?: Insight of Male Nursing Students from Karachi, Pakistanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153966-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Masculinity and Caring, Are You Caring Enough to Be a Nurse?: Insight of Male Nursing Students from Karachi, Pakistan</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Dhalwani, Nafeesa N., RN, BScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Lakeshore Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Registered Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">n_dhalvani@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Veronica Braganza, BScN; Fauziya Ali, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Introduction: Nursing is a paradigm of care and compassion, mostly addressed as a female profession where men are always questioned for the element of caring within them. However, male nurses who are currently practicing hold a different view on it. They feel they can also play an equal part in caring for the sick and they can also fit into caring roles regardless of the fact that people do not bear similar perceptions.&yuml;Problem/Purpose: Previous researches on this issue have highlighted why men do not enter nursing in majorities, and what challenges they face. However, very few researches bring to light attributes of men highlighting the essence of caring within them. Thus, this study explored caring attributes associated with male nurses. In particular this research focused on the factors which promote or suppress caring behavior and attributes of men as nurses.&yuml;&yuml;Methods: Design: Descriptive Exploratory&yuml; Sampling/Data Collection: 5 male nursing students of four year BSN program in a teaching hospital in Karachi-Pakistan were selected using non-probability sampling. Informed consent was obtained and two Focus Group Discussions were conducted based on a self-formulated semi-structured questionnaire, focusing on the attributes of men in nursing.&yuml;Results: Four themes emerged that described the attributes of males in nursing: Caring-Inherent yet learned by both genders, Culture-the stifling barrier to caring, Nursing versus Masculinity - the swinging pendulum and males as caregivers' challenging the stereotypes. Conclusion: The tunnel view most people have of male nurses has hampered their practice and acceptance in the profession. However this study emphasizes that males are caring enough to be nurses. &yuml;This study was completed within a limited time which may have affected the study. Further, it only highlights the attributes of caring in male nursing students. Therefore, more studies are needed to view this concept in a broader perspective.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:38:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:38:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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