A Concept Analysis on Masculinity in Nursing

Juan Jose T. David*
Nurse Instructor, Delmark Global Academy, School of Practical Nursing, Baguio City, Philippines.
Periodicity:February - April'2018
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/JNUR.8.1.14237


This paper critically probes the notion that only female nurses have the capability to render motherly care to patients in the clinical setting. Nursing is largely an invisible profession because of the stereotypical view that nursing is feminine. Despite research works to yield desired outcomes in the clinical setting, there are still few studies exploring male nurses' capability of rendering the same nursing care as compared to female nurses. This is what makes masculinity in nursing a crucial site for exploration. In light of this, a concept analysis clarifies the defining attributes, antecedents, and consequences of the concept. Additionally, a concept analysis will contribute to the delineation of masculinity in terms of its contemporary conceptualizations. The concept analysis employed the model of Walker and Avant to explore the attributes or characteristics of the concept. The concept of masculinity in nursing as presented in this paper is related to presence of masculinity traits of male nurses. Moreover, it is reflected in the concept analysis that the possession of masculinity traits does not hinder the delivery of nursing care to patients. In addition, what is unique in the model case is that the traits are expressed in situations, involving different ways in providing nursing care without preservation. Given the societal view of nursing as “women's work” because of its association with caring and empathic tasks, we should treat these attributes as human attributes rather than as stereotypically feminine. In another facet, we can as well state that there is no such thing as sex stereotyping in nursing because the profession entails both sexes.


Masculinity in Nursing, Masculinity Traits, Concept Analysis, Nursing Care.

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David, J.J.T. (2018). A Concept Analysis on Masculinity In Nursing. i-manager’s Journal on Nursing, 8(1), 57-61. https://doi.org/10.26634/JNUR.8.1.14237


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