|dc.contributor.advisor||Mtshali, Ntombifikile Gloria.||
|dc.description||Thesis (M.N.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2011.||en
|dc.description.abstract||Background: The health care systems across are characterised by the gross shortage of nurses.
A number of initiatives have been reported which seek to address this challenge. Literature
shows that males remain an inadequately tapped source, They remain a minority in nursing
compared to their female counterparts. Literature also shows that gender-based barriers for male
nurses exist. The purpose of this study was to explore gender-related constructs that influence the
recruitment and retention of men in nursing as experienced by male nurses in three selected
hospitals in the eThekwini district.
Research Methodology: A qualitative, explorative and descriptive design was used in this study
to illuminate the views of male nurses regarding their recruitment and retention in nursing ..
Purposive sampling was used to select male nurses from three hospitals for interviews and a total
of 37 participants participated in this study. The participants were drawn from private and public
hospitals. Data was collected through individual and focus group interviews and was analyzed
Research Findings: Four major themes emerged from data. These included the journey to
nursing, experiences of males in the nursing profession, retention of male nurses and strategies to
recruit and retain males in nursing. Findings from the groups and categories of males in nursing
in different hospitals showed similarities which reflected that the barriers faced by men in the
nursing profession were still pervasive, consistent and had undergone few changes over time.
Recommendations: Recommendations were categorised into community, general education,
nursing education, nursing practice and nursing research.||en
|dc.subject||Male nurses--KwaZulu-Natal--eThekwini Metropolitan Area.||en
|dc.subject||Sex role--KwaZulu-Natal--eThekwini Metropolitan Area.||en
|dc.title||Exploring gender-related experiences of male nurses in selected hospitals in eThekwini district with specific reference to recruitment and retention of men in nursing.||en