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Title: Greek intensive and emergency care nurses' perception of their public image: a phenomenological approach
Authors: Papathanassoglou, Elizabeth 
Nicolaou, Christiana 
Karanikola, Maria 
Keywords: Critical care nursing;Intensive care nursing;Greece;Job satisfaction
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Wolters Kluer
Source: Dimensions of critical care nursing, 2011, Volume 30, Issue 2, Pages 108-116
Abstract: The public image of the nurse constitutes an important factor for recruitment into the profession, retention, and also for work satisfaction. The aim of this qualitative study was to disclose the way nurses internalize their professional public image and professional worth, as well as nurses' feelings about that image. Findings showed that although nurses have made a tremendous effort to improve the public image of their profession, negative nursing stereotypes still persist. Therefore, nurses have to actively participate in policy making and enhance their educational and cultural profile through the media
ISSN: 0730-4625
DOI: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3182052250
Rights: Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Type: Article
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