Clinical Survival: Male Nurses Adaptation Process for Female Nurses

임상에서의 생존: 여성간호사에 대한 남성간호사의 적응 과정

  • 김현수 (선린대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 윤희장 (경북보건대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.08
  • Accepted : 2019.03.23
  • Published : 2019.05.31


The purpose of this study is to find meaning of male nurses's adaptation to female nurses by grsping deeply what the adaption process of male nurses is from male nurses's point of views. What is the adaptation of male nurses to female nurses? With this research subject, we explored the adaptation process of male nurses to female nurses through phenomenological method. The study participants were 12 male nurses with more than 25 months of experience working in hospitals who agreed to the intention and method of the study. The results of this study were derived from 39 meanings of composition, 13 theme bundles, and 4 categories. As for the category, it was revealed that, in the case of maladjustment situation, there was a tendency to assimilate into force, interpersonal relationship, to improve the job ability, and to become a dedicated nurse. The results of this study can be used as basic data to develop effective nursing workforce management measures in the clinical field by understanding the adaptation process to female nurses of male nurses.

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그림 1. 여성간호사에 대한 남성간호사의 적응과정 Figure 1. The process of male nurses adapting to female nurses


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