The image of nursing, as perceived by Iranian male nurses.

  title={The image of nursing, as perceived by Iranian male nurses.},
  author={Leila Valizadeh and Vahid Zamanzadeh and Marjaneh M. Fooladi and Arman Azadi and Reza Negarandeh and Morteza Monadi},
  journal={Nursing & health sciences},
  volume={16 3},
The stereotypical public image of nursing is a major concern for male nurses around the world. In this study, we explored how Iranian male nurses perceived the public view of nurses, and their perceptions of themselves. A qualitative descriptive design and content analysis were used to obtain data from 18 purposely-selected male hospital nurses with a baccalaureate nursing degree in Tabriz, Iran. Semistructured interviews were conducted and analyzed. Two main themes emerged: (i) the outsider's… CONTINUE READING

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