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Gender-related influences in nursing education.

Authors
  • Macintosh, Judith
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2002
Volume
18
Issue
3
Pages
170–175
Identifiers
PMID: 12096366
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Issues around gender identity, self-concept, professional education, and women's learning preferences shape the socialization of nurses and nursing education. How gender issues influence learners and nursing education in relation to nursing education for registered nurses are explored and recommendations are made for nursing educators in two broad categories: self-awareness and helping learners learn. The exploration leads to three conclusions: first, it is timely for nurses to continue such explorations for their own practice, and to share how to help other nurses cope with visible and invisible gender-related issues; second, nurses can share strategies to address the influence of gender issues in nursing education, and, third, the nursing profession benefits from drawing on available resources to discuss gender issues. Although reflections on these issues have been shaped by working with registered nurse learners, they are equally relevant to basic nursing students and practicing nurses.

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