Men in Nursing: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

Men in Nursing: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

by Chad RN O'Lynn, Russell RN Tranbarger
     
 

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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 byChoice!

"[A] fascinating historical perspective on men in nursing; the societal stereotypes associated with nurses and nursing; and the gender-based barriers facing males in the profession and those considering nursing as a career....Everyone in the expanding health care delivery system should

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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 byChoice!

"[A] fascinating historical perspective on men in nursing; the societal stereotypes associated with nurses and nursing; and the gender-based barriers facing males in the profession and those considering nursing as a career....Everyone in the expanding health care delivery system should read this book on men's contributions to the field of nursing. Essential."

--Choice



From the Foreword:


"At a time when all of the world's talent must be tapped to provide the top-notch quality of health care that we all need and deserve, no profession can afford to ignore any of its brightest and best. Gender neutrality in nursing must be attained; our future patients deserve it. Thankfully this book will help."


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Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Past President, Sigma Theta Tau International

"This book is the first of its kind and a very valuable addition to the nursing literature .It is an excellent read and has many implications for nursing education " Score: 96, 4 stars

--Doody's


"The editors and contributors...are not afraid to tackle controversial topics like reverse gender discrimination in nursing leadership, masculine styles of nursing care, and the effects of gender on communication and workplace relationships. Other chapters explore the history and accomplishments of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN), lessons learned from other countries...and future leadership opportunities for male nurses in the 21st century, including recommendations for a men's health nurse practitioner curriculum." --Minority Nurse

If you're thinking about a career in nursing or currently practicing in the field, this new innovative guide is just for you. For the first time, authors, educators and practicing nurses, Chad O'Lynn and Russell Tanbarger offer a unique insider's view to how men work, succeed, and survive in this fast growing segment of the healthcare industry.



From the barriers and stereotypes men must overcome, to the basic daily work needs they have as nurses, this book covers the entire spectrum of career-based issues men face today and have faced in the past.



Men in Nursing is the perfect guide for men seeking a career in this fast growing industry. From insider advice and real-life experiences, this new innovative and inspiring guide is a must-have for everyone involved in the field today.



Topics Covered Include:

  • History-Presents an inspirational overview of the contributions men have made to the nursing field.


  • Current Issues - Provides recommendations to address barriers such as reverse discrimination, workplace communication and leadership.


  • Worldwide Perspective - Includes examples from countries outside the United States proving similarities and concerns exist throughout the world.


  • Future Directions-Offers insight and solutions in order to grow and maintain the interest and enthusiasm of men for careers in nursing.


Essential Data Included:
  • List of U.S. Nursing Schools for Men

  • Curriculum Recommendations

  • Top 10 Barriers Men Face

  • Important Research Data

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Editorial Reviews

Reviewer: Vicki Ann Moss, DNSc, MS, BSN, RN(University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Description: This book, written by two male nurses, informs the reader how men work, succeed, and survive in nursing.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the isolation men feel in this predominately female profession and to discuss the need for gender equality in nursing.
Audience: The primary audience for this book is men in nursing, both students and practicing nurses, but it should also be read by female nurses so that they can more fully understand the gender inequality that occurs in nursing education and practice.
Features: The 15 chapters are grouped into four sections covering the history of men in nursing, current issues, international perspectives, and future directions. Also included is a list of U.S. nursing schools for men, curriculum recommendations, the top 10 barriers men face, and other research data. An epilogue by one of the editors ends the book.
Assessment: This book is the first of its kind and a very valuable addition to the nursing literature. The editors and contributing authors bring to light the vast contributions men have made in nursing over time, and the historical and contemporary barriers they have faced. Much of the information in this book was new to me and I have every belief it will be new to many nurses, both male and female. It is an excellent read and has many implications for nursing education, such as the lack of men's health content, no history of men in nursing, and no coverage of gender differences in communication styles. The many anecdotal stories told by male nurses provide additional interest. This is a much-needed resource to promote gender neutrality in nursing and to improve health care delivery in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826103499
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/14/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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