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Perceptions of stigma and discrimination faced by male student nurses / Stephanie John; Ingrid Pritchard; Tracy Williams

Swansea University Author: John, Stephanie

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It is evident that Male Nurse students’ are in a minority (less than 25%) in many cohorts. Enquiry into this is therefore valid, in order to establish factors which are contributory or influential to these small numbers. It is relevant to identify the impact of discrimination and stigma that surroun...

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Published: Heathrow London Nursing Science 2018 United Scientific group 2018
Online Access: http://unitedscientificgroup.com/conferences/nursing-science/
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa44422
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Abstract: It is evident that Male Nurse students’ are in a minority (less than 25%) in many cohorts. Enquiry into this is therefore valid, in order to establish factors which are contributory or influential to these small numbers. It is relevant to identify the impact of discrimination and stigma that surrounds male professionals entering into a predominantly female and to identify whether this is influential to the proportion of male nurse students recruited and retained on the programme.A study will be undertaken, incorporating Triangulation research (Inclusion of qualitative and quantitative data to allow an authentic insight which is supported by easily synthesised data).Initially questionnaires were undertaken by participant to provide a quantitative insight into the scope of the potential problem.Focus group interviews were undertaken in order to gain qualitative data regarding male Nurse students’ perception and experience related to stigma and discrimination.
Item Description: A workshop was delivered at this conference for which excellent feedback was received.I poster presentation was also delivered which again generated excellent feedback. This research was undertaken with two colleagues. We are currently in the process of writing up our research findings with the intention of publishing this work in the journal "Nurse education today".
Keywords: Gender, discrimination, Male nurse students, Stigma
College: College of Human and Health Sciences