Gender Barriers In Nursing
St. Lawrence College Laurentian University
October 3, 2016
The aim of this paper is to examine Gender Barriers exist in the nursing profession. Gender segregation exists both within and between the occupations of medicine and nursing.
This paper will specifically focus on there are more female nurses than male, this paper will specifically focus on there are more female nurses than male, men are probably to be found in highly‐paid nursing occupations, male nurses are stereotyped outside and inside the profession as homosexuals
There are more female nurses than male.
During the late nineteenth century females did very …show more content…
Men only make up about 5% and 10% of the total workforce in the United Kingdom, Unites states of America and Canada (Mullen and Harrison 2015). The well-known notion that nursing is not for men and admission capacity difficulty in Nursing Schools seem to be major problem towards bringing …show more content…
(Meadus and Twomey (2014). A recent research on gender issues in nursing profession has found male nurses being stereotyped within the profession as homosexuals, low achievers and feminine-like. A social constructionist research to examine the construction of the stereotype of male nurses as gay and to describe the impact on male nurses has shown that despite the fact that male nurses are professionals who care the same way as female nurses, stereotyping them as homosexuals does exist exposing male nurses to homophobia in the workplace. Sex role stereotype in nursing has been shown to elicit role strains in male nurses using a Role Strain Instrument in a sample of 367 randomly selected male RNs in Oregon (Lobna Khamis Mohamed, Yosreah Mohamed