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'I can’t be the only male community nurse who gets to read the gas meter'


I think that nursing provides many challenges to us as individuals regardless of gender. Female nurses face difficulties that would not be encountered by male nurses, but as Stephen Riddell points out through his own experience, the reverse is also very much the case. I agree, let's have more male nurses in the community and indeed, many other areas. We are all nurses at the end of the day. I have had the pleasure of working in mixed gender teams throughout my career: and when I had the bad luck to be a patient, I have been nursed by male and female nurses. The quality of care was excellent from all. I'm sad to offer the opinion that, if we had not been such a female dominant profession for all these years, we may have been on a more equal footing with regard to pay and conditions as other professions.

Posted date

4 April, 2011

Posted time

1:38 am