Male Nurse Case Study

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Its 1:30 am and you are have just experienced a major car wreck. You are in the ambulance where the paramedics are telling you it will be ok just hold still big. You arrive at the emergency room and everything is a blurred. You don’t care if the nurse is a female or a male. You don’t stop the male nurse from caring for you. But what happens when you go to the doctor for a follow up visit and see a male nurse? Do you still see a powerful male that saved your life or a powerless manweak feminine failure ? When providing care for a patient, a male nurse faces challenges such as gender bias and judgement . Did you know that males represent a small number of people in nursing field? According to Males in Nursing magazine, only 10% of nurses…show more content…
Men have an image of being rough and stern which will limitwhich may cause a problem with what care the a patient may will allow for them to do. I have seen male patients refuse a male nurse because they fear of being seen as weak to the male nurse and a woman patients might not want a male nurse because they are intimidated by a man . Travis Beck works at Soin in the ICU. When I asked him how did his friends or family react when he told them he wanted to be a registered nurse? Travis responded with “very supported but some friends in high school gave me a hard time but they respect my choice now.” Male nurses are sometimes classified as homosexuals. Male nurses are considered feminine which will discourage males to enter in the nursing field. Male nurses encounter verbal abuse which could limit the amount of care given to the patient…show more content…
Shawn Brodess joked “Yeah, in nursing school, I felt like I had to do more than a female. Like I had to prove myself. I had to sign up for every job task that was considered a female role.” Most males will attend nursing school with thinking of the challenges ahead of them. During clinical, a patient might not prefer a male nursing student. When I was in clinical for my nursing assistant, we were in groups of three. Our group had the only male in the class. Our first patient was a patient with dementia. We all went in and introduced ourselves. The patient looked at the male and asked him “So are you a pervert or something. Wanting to take care of old women.” The boy face was bright red and he never came back to school after
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