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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162221
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Male Students in Women's Health: Perceptions of the Clinical Experience
Author(s):
Twomey, Creina; Meadus, Robert J.
Author Details:
Creina Twomey, MN, PhD �, Professor, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, email: ctwomey@mun.ca; Robert J. Meadus
Abstract:
Men remain a minority within the nursing profession. In Canada approximately 6% of the registered nurses are men with the majority working in medical/surgical areas. This study sought to describe the phenomenon of being a male nursing student in a female concentrated profession. Using a phenomenological approach (Giorgi, 1985), 27 men nursing students within a BN collaborative program participated in focus groups. In their discussion of the clinical component of the program students commented on the challenges of working in Women's Health. The students reported that they felt they were viewed differently by nursing staff, faculty and patients during their clinical experience. Responses from the students also indicated that they felt like outsiders and that according to nursing culture this area of nursing is considered a "woman's domain." Findings of the study may be used to develop strategies for nurse educators and nursing staff for aiding men nursing students' transition to this clinical rotation. Implications for further nursing research related to this phenomenon will also be identified. Keywords: men nursing students, nursing education, clinical experience.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
CASN Nursing Research Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMale Students in Women's Health: Perceptions of the Clinical Experienceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTwomey, Creinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMeadus, Robert J.en_US
dc.author.detailsCreina Twomey, MN, PhD �, Professor, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, email: ctwomey@mun.ca; Robert J. Meadusen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162221-
dc.description.abstractMen remain a minority within the nursing profession. In Canada approximately 6% of the registered nurses are men with the majority working in medical/surgical areas. This study sought to describe the phenomenon of being a male nursing student in a female concentrated profession. Using a phenomenological approach (Giorgi, 1985), 27 men nursing students within a BN collaborative program participated in focus groups. In their discussion of the clinical component of the program students commented on the challenges of working in Women's Health. The students reported that they felt they were viewed differently by nursing staff, faculty and patients during their clinical experience. Responses from the students also indicated that they felt like outsiders and that according to nursing culture this area of nursing is considered a "woman's domain." Findings of the study may be used to develop strategies for nurse educators and nursing staff for aiding men nursing students' transition to this clinical rotation. Implications for further nursing research related to this phenomenon will also be identified. Keywords: men nursing students, nursing education, clinical experience.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T09:59:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T09:59:07Z-
dc.conference.date2009-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nursing Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationMoncton, New Brunswick, Canadaen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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