|Title:||Joining the nursing profession in Qatar: motives and perceptions|
|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  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|
|Keywords:||Attitude to Health|
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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