Women and nursing in Malaysia: unspoken status

Birks, Melanie J., Chapman, Ysanne, and Francis, Karen (2009) Women and nursing in Malaysia: unspoken status. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20 (1). pp. 116-123.

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Abstract

Since the emergence of nursing as a distinct discipline, its status has mirrored that of women in society in general. As a predominantly female profession, nursing has been subject to oppressive forces that have affected women at various stages of history. Despite improvements in the standing of both women and nursing during the past century, nursing has still failed to achieve its full potential. In Malaysia, sociocultural factors combine to further limit the development of the profession. This article explores how such factors merge with the oppression of nursing globally to influence the status of nursing in Malaysia.

Item ID: 29533
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-7832
Keywords: empowerment, Malaysia, nursing, oppression, status
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 05:46
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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