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Men In Nursing
Transcript of Men In Nursing
Justin Whitacre Patient Safety Obstacles with Patient Safety American Nursing Association A.A.M.N. Common Challenges Facing Men in Nursing Overcoming the Stereotype (cont.) Famous Male Nurses Nursing for Men others question sexuality or masculinity
not "real nurses"
no male faculty in higher management
face issues of sexual inappropriateness
(Smith, 2006) Walt Whitman: maybe the most widely known male nurse
James Durham: first African American male nurse
Edward L. T. Lyon: first male employed by the United States as a military nurse 20th century, Male stereotype was formed
Society of Registered Male Nurses in 1937 was established to try and decrease gender gap
The 1949 act combined the male part of the register with its' constituent parts to lead to a 542% increase in male nurses
This was due to the amount of schools that allowed males into their nursing programs increasing Encourage men of all ages to become nurses and join together with all nurses in strengthening
and humanizing health care.
• Support men who are nurses to grow professionally and demonstrate to each other and to society the increasing contributions being made by men within the nursing profession.
• Advocate for continued research, education and dissemination of information about men's health issues, men in nursing, and nursing knowledge at the local and national levels.
• Support members' full participation in the nursing profession and its organizations and use this Assembly for the limited objectives stated above. American Nurses Association recognizes the contributions of men in nursing with the (ANA) Luther Christman Award. An individual or individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to nursing that also reflects highly on men in nursing or significantly contributes to the purposes of this organization. male nurses care for their patient's safety with the same high standard of care as all other nurses According to the American Journal of Nursing, "Patient care delivered by male nurses or nursing students raises issues related to sexuality and touch" (Macwilliams, B, 2013).
Sexual harassment issues related to caring for the opposite gender. Benefits of a diverse Staff brings unique ideas
allows patient-nurse relations to be more conducive to the patient
(Beheri, 2009) (google image supplied by Prezi) In 2009, there were 2,909,357 liscensed registered nurses in the United States and only 5.8% of those were males. (minoritynurse.com, 2009) Overcoming the Stereotype Popular organizations associated with male nurses American Assesmbly of Men in Nursing
American Nurses Association
National League for Nursing American Assembly of Men in Nursing A.A.M.N. A.N.A, (American Assembly for Men in Nursing, 2005) (American Nursing Association, 2007) National League of Nursing N.L.N N.L.N. provide support for excellence in nursing education which includes abolishing male nurse discrimination
“Aim for excellence,and excellence will be obtained”—Joel Hawes N.L.N. member (Valiga, 2003) (Macwilliams, B, 2013) Male Nurses Caring for the Opposite Gender References Contact Info First Male Nurses were St Antonines for sufferers of erysipelas and the Knights of St. John for lepars
Nightingale Nurses were reformed but few men were present in 1860 (Linda, 2009) (Mackintosh, 1997) (Mackintosh, 1997) Diverse Nursing Staff Image provided by prezi Stereotype Visual Justin Whitacre:
Mathias Klausing IV:
440-409-3823 Like any typical nurse, men care for their patient’s well-being just as much as any woman would. Sexual Harassment? Sexual Harassment (n): the persistent unwelcome directing of sexual remarks and looks, and unnecessary physical contact at a person. Male nurses should be aware of what sexual harassment is and when one is crossing the line You always want to make the patient feel as safe and comfortable as possible. (www.dictionary.reference.com, n.d.) ex: A male nurse is checking the heart rate of a female patient. This requires the male nurse to place a stethoscope over the heart. This area is very close to the female breast and may make them uncomfortable. Certain situations can make patients of the opposite feel uncomfortable when a male nurse is providing care. Male Nurses Caring for the Opposite Gender (cont.) American Nurses Association recognizes the contributions of men in nursing with the (ANA) Luther Christman Award. (2007).
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