Mænd som kritisk masse i sygeplejen

Ben Farid Røjgaard Nielsen, Grete Brorholt

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Introduction: The purpose of this study is to examine male nursing students' predominant reasons for applying to nursing education. Furthermore, the experience of being in the gender minority during the education.

Method: The data collection is descriptive and was conducted via a web-based questionnaire. A total of 41 male students responded.

Results: The studies' results show that it is not possible to point to one specific gender motivation for male nursing students to apply for the education. Men’s experiences with the challenges of being a gender minority were quite different. However, themes such as justifying one's choice of education, a lack of male role models and a feeling of invisibility at the college all predominate in the study. These themes seem to be widespread experiences of being a man during the nursing education.

Discussion: Our study shows that an increased number of men in the nursing education is not enough on its own. To dissolve the dominance relationship between men and women's role in nursing, a change in hegemonic gender images is also necessary. It is about pushing the boundaries of what a person should, can and must do in nursing due to their gender.
TidsskriftKlinisk Sygepleje
Sider (fra-til)105-116
Antal sider11
StatusAfsendt - 2024


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