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Rev Enferm. 2008 Jul-Aug;31(7-8):7-12.

[Nursing students voice their opinions regarding their profession].

[Article in Spanish]

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Escuela Universitaria de Enfermeria, Universidad de Girona.


The authors research the opinions of first year nursing students about why the nursing profession does not receive the same degree of consideration which similar academic professionals receive. At the same time, the authors studied to see if this lower professional consideration is due to the predominant presence of females in the nursing profession. To collect data, the authors ran a transversal, descriptive, qualitative study by means of nominal group and discussion group techniques. Among the main results, the authors highlight that Nursing is considered a socially unknown profession and receives little acknowledgment inside the new health care model; furthermore, the fact that the majority of nurses are female does bear an influence on the vision of the nursing field and this female predominance harms competitiveness in the profession since nurses must conciliate their family lives with their professional lives.

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