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Male nurse performing a CPR on a dummy.
Male nurse performing a CPR.

Portrayal of male nurses

Male nurses are generally not as common as female nurses.

Nor are they particularly common in film or literary contexts, which means that you may never have been treated by or worked with a male nurse.

Your task

What comes to mind when you think of a male nurse? How do you think the portrayal of male nurses is similar or different to that of female nurses?

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