British South Asian male nurses' views on the barriers and enablers to entering and progressing in nursing careers
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractTo ascertain British South Asian male nurses' views on the barriers and enablers to entering and progressing in nursing education and careers. There is a shortage of men from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in the National Health Service nursing workforce. There is a dearth of evidence on the views of British south Asian men on this subject. A qualitative interpretative intersectional approach was used to carry out one to one interviews (n=5) with British South Asian male nurses using a semi-structured topic guide. Interviews took place between July 2018 and February 2019, across England. A Framework Analysis approach was used to analyse the interview transcripts. The main themes emerging as barriers were: poor pay and conditions, negative immediate, extended family, community views and a lack of knowledge and awareness of the nursing profession. The main themes emerging as enablers were: personal circumstances (including role models) and ethnicity (including the role of religion and masculinity). Findings suggest that the intersection between ethnicity and gender presents as an important enabler, as well as inhibitor, for British South Asian men. Nursing careers and salient barriers exist at a systemic level and include institutional racism. Review policies and practice on unconscious bias and institutional racism in the recruitment, retention and progression of British South Asian men. Provide continuous professional development including mentoring support to help career progression for these men. Develop culturally specific interventions to reduce the stigma associated with the nursing profession in the British South Asian community. Consider places of worship as venues for delivery of these interventions when promoting nursing. AIM BACKGROUND METHODS RESULTS CONCLUSION IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT
CitationQureshi I, Ali N, Randhawa G (2020) 'British South Asian male nurses' views on the barriers and enablers to entering and progressing in nursing careers', Journal of Nursing Management, 28 (4), pp.892-902.
JournalJournal of Nursing Management
The following license files are associated with this item:
- Creative Commons
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Yellow - can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)
- Involving South Asian patients in clinical trials.
- Authors: Hussain-Gambles M, Leese B, Atkin K, Brown J, Mason S, Tovey P
- Issue date: 2004 Oct
- A qualitative study to identify parents' perceptions of and barriers to asthma management in children from South Asian and White British families.
- Authors: Lakhanpaul M, Culley L, Robertson N, Bird D, Hudson N, Johal N, McFeeters M, Angell E, Hamlyn-Williams C, Abbas N, Manikam L, Johnson M
- Issue date: 2017 Sep 20
- South Asian participation in clinical trials: the views of lay people and health professionals.
- Authors: Hussain-Gambles M, Atkin K, Leese B
- Issue date: 2006 Jul
- Overseas nurses' experiences of equal opportunities in the NHS in England.
- Authors: Alexis O, Vydelingum V, Robbins I
- Issue date: 2006
- Employers' and employees' views on responsibilities for career management in nursing: a cross-sectional survey.
- Authors: Philippou J
- Issue date: 2015 Jan