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oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Presenting one self as a nurse: a social and professional reality construction

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055

 

Abstract

The paper examined the historical development of nursing education and practice in two selected African countries as a background for analysing the image of nurses and nursing. Mead's (1934) Symbolic Interactionist Theory was employed to descriptionbe the basis of nurses' low social and professional image which has been perpetuated by feminization of nursing, its classification as a low status occupation, its consignment as an appendage of medicine and widespread discrimination against women in Africa.

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2002-11-01
2019-10-19

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