Origins and influences
The professional image of nurses and nursing is inextricably linked to the prevailing status of women and to the cultural context in which the role operates.
When reflecting on the present-day image of nursing, we should also explore the history of the profession.
In the 19th century, across much of the world nursing was dominated by:
people with religious and charitable aims, and
the medical profession (male doctors).
Share your opinions of the professional image of nursing, based on your experiences in your home country.
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