ERIC Number: EJ1021100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Reframing the Field of Gender and Nursing Education
Solbraekke, Kari Nyheim; Solvoll, Betty-Ann; Heggen, Kristin M.
Gender and Education, v25 n5 p640-653 2013
The aim of this article is to explore how male students learn to practice nursing and the role of technology in their training process. The study is inspired by Bruno Latour's understanding of social interaction as an interplay between humans and technology. The students' use of the washcloth and the stethoscope, two significant nursing tools, is examined. Data were gathered using participant observation and informal conversation with a group of male Norwegian nursing students and their male teacher in a skills laboratory at University College. The article contributes a renewed understanding of gender and nursing education as well as a deepened understanding of how men adjust to a historically female profession such as nursing.
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Males, Nursing Education, Interaction, Participant Observation, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Laboratories, Laboratory Equipment, Gender Differences, Nursing Students, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway