Greek intensive and emergency care nurses' perception of their public image: a phenomenological approach.

@article{Karanikola2011GreekIA,
  title={Greek intensive and emergency care nurses' perception of their public image: a phenomenological approach.},
  author={Maria N K Karanikola and Elizabeth Papathanassoglou and Christiana Nicolaou and A. G. Koutroubas and Chrysoula Lemonidou},
  journal={Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={
          108-16
        }
}
The public image of the nurse constitutes an important factor for recruitment into the profession, retention, and also for work satisfaction. The aim of this qualitative study was to disclose the way nurses internalize their professional public image and professional worth, as well as nurses' feelings about that image. Findings showed that although nurses have made a tremendous effort to improve the public image of their profession, negative nursing stereotypes still persist. Therefore, nurses… CONTINUE READING
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