Female nurses' perceptions of acceptable female body size: an exploratory study.

@article{Wright1998FemaleNP,
  title={Female nurses' perceptions of acceptable female body size: an exploratory study.},
  author={Jane Wright},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={1998},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={307-15}
}
  • Jane Wright
  • Published 1998 in Journal of clinical nursing
A review of the literature indicated that women are often dissatisfied with their body size and weight. Feminist research has suggested that the images of the 'perfect' female body are socially constructed. The research conducted was exploratory in nature and aimed to focus on female nurses' perceptions of acceptable female body size. The choice of female nurses was deliberate in order to explore if they experienced dual pressures as health care workers and women. The study consisted of… CONTINUE READING

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