NUR514 GCU Nursing Profession Lack of Representation in Health Care Paper


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Chapter 14 in the textbook, Leadership in Nursing Practice: Changing the Landscape of Health Care, discusses the nursing profession's lack of representation in health care policymaking, even though nurses currently represent the largest profession within the health care industry. The text suggests that this may be related to gender inequality, with women making up a large percentage of the nursing profession. Do you see any correlation to this argument?

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Gender inequality in the nursing profession is a global problem that has led to other vital
issues in healthcare. Issues related to gender inequality tend to affect the healthcare system. For
instance, policymaking is one of the crucial areas in the system that has been impacted by
inequality in nursing. Majority of the research shows that most of the nurses are female with only
a few of the practitioners representing the male population. It is imperative for the inequality in
the profession to be eradicated to ensure that the nurses meet the needs and demands of the
people within healthcare.
The majority of the people in the world assume that nurses are female individuals
(Venkatesh, et. al, 2018). The nurses are portrayed as female, whereas male individuals are
viewed as doctors. People should understand that nur...

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