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Title: Joining the nursing profession in Qatar: motives and perceptions
Authors: Okasha, M.S.
Ziady, H.H.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: We aimed to identify why female students in Qatar decide to become nurses and how the students perceived the community attitude towards nursing. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire was distributed to all [57] female students of the four academic classes of the Nursing Unit, University of Qatar for the academic year 1999-2000. The two commonest reasons for joining the nursing profession were an interest in medical services and the humanitarian nature of nursing. There were 33 [57.89%] students who considered there was a negative community attitude towards nursing mainly due to the presence of male patients and colleagues and the working hours. A mass media campaign and governmental support were two strategies suggested to change this
Description: 1025-1033
Keywords: Attitude to Health
Career Choice
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
Marital Status
Nurse's Role
Social Perception
Subject: Students, Nursing
ISSN: 1020-3397
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