Professionalism in Nursing Media Critique


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Professionalism in Nursing Media Critique
The media has several portraits of nurses in practice as health professionals given the great amount of recruiting that is going on right now to alleviate the shortage of qualified nurse professionals. In addition, nursing is a traditional female occupation, and the gender-biased “job title and associated images” (Villeneuve, 1994, p. 217) that are generally perceived in the media only serve to promote the bias of nursing as a female profession. For example, there are many perceived barriers to men entering the nursing profession that, in the past, the media has only made worse. Tugung & Reynosa (2008) state this problem in the following
there are also some barriers that push men...
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