Men in Nursing: History, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Overview

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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 "

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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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826102218
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/14/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Chad E. O'Lynn, PhD, RN, RA (Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, 2006) is an assistant professor of nursing at University of Portland. He has been both a clinical nurse specialist and adult nurse practitioner, serving neuroscience and geriatric populations. He has been a full-time educator and consultant since 2002. Dr. O'Lynn's research has examined rural health, men's health, and the dedicated education unit model for clinical education. However, he is most known for his research on men in nursing, particularly male nursing students. He was the lead editor for Men in Nursing: History, Challenges, and Opportunities (2007, Springer), the first academic book devoted solely to men in nursing. He is a national speaker on men in nursing and has held leadership positions in the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. He is also a registered aromatherapist.

Russell E. Tranbarger, EdD, RN, FAAN, is professor emeritus at East Carolina University. He earned his diploma in nursing from the Alexian Brothers Hospital in Chicago, his bachelor of science degree in nursing from DePaul University, his master of science degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his doctorate in education from North Carolina State University. He has published on topics including men in nursing, nursing informatics, and nursing leadership and administration. Dr. Tranbarger has held a number of faculty and hospital administration positions over the years and has served a variety of professional organizations, including the Council on Graduate Education in Administration of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, the North Carolina Foundation for Nursing, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, and the North Carolina Board of Nursing. He recently completed two terms as president of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing and served six years as editor of Interaction. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

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Table of Contents

  1. List of Tables

    List of Figures

    Contributors

    Preface

    Foreword, Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Part I. Our History, Chad E. O'Lynn

  2. History of Men in Nursing: A Review, Chad E. O'Lynn
  3. American Schools of Nursing for Men, Russell E. Tranbarger
  4. The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN): The First 30 Years as Reported in Interaction, Russell E. Tranbarger
  5. Army Nursing: A Personal Biography, William T. Bester

    Part II. Current Issues, Chad E. O'Lynn

  6. The Effects of Gender on Communication and Workplace Relations, Christina G. Yoshimura and Sara E. Hayden
  7. Men, Caring, and Touch , Chad E. O'Lynn
  8. Reverse Discrimination in Nursing Leadership: Hitting the Concrete Ceiling, Tim Porter-O'Grady
  9. Leadership: How to Achieve Success in Nursing Organizations, Daniel J. Pesut
  10. Gender-Based Barriers for Male Students in Nursing Education Programs, Chad E. O'Lynn

    Part III. International Perspectives, Chad E. O'Lynn

  11. Gender-Based Barriers for Male Student Nurses in General Nursing Education Programs: An Irish Perspective, Brian J. Keogh and Chad E. O'Lynn
  12. Men in Nursing in Canada: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, Wally J. Bartfay
  13. Men in Nursing: An International Perspective, Larry D. Purnell

    Part IV. Future Directions, Russell E. Tranbarger

  14. Recruitment and Retention of Men in Nursing, Susan A. LaRocco
  15. Are You Man Enough to Be a Nurse? Challenging Male Nurse Media Portrayals and Stereotypes, Deborah A. Burton and Terry R. Misener
  16. Men's Health: A Leadership Role for Men in Nursing, Demetrius J. Porche

    Epilogue, Russell E. Tranbarger

    Index

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