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Medical Dominance in Nursing Education: Qualitative content analysis

(2020) Medical Dominance in Nursing Education: Qualitative content analysis. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine. pp. 61-69. ISSN 0976-5921

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Background: Training specialist manpower requires social justice in higher education and inequality leads to the emergence of hierarchies of power and types of dominant or dominated groups. Aim: The aim of the present study was to explain the perceptions and experiences of the heads of nursing departments of Iranian nursing schools regarding medical dominance in nursing education. Methods: The present study was a conventional content analysis. Data collection was carried out using purposeful sampling and in-depth semi-structured interviews with 24 participants. The data analysis process was performed according to Graneheim and Lundman's qualitative content analysis (2004). Findings: Data analysis led to the emergence of the theme of "Medical dominance in nursing education" and the three main categories of "physician-centered university education", "weakened educational status", and "belittling nursing education in medical system". Conclusion: The findings of the present study indicated that physicians enjoy special and superior position in the structure of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran. Physicians manage the entire system including medical education due to their greater power in managing the system at all micro and macro levels. Thus, other disciplines including nursing education, which are closely related to medicine, are highly ignored.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Educational management Dominance Nursing education Medical dominance Qualitative content analysis Discrimination iran Research & Experimental Medicine
Page Range: pp. 61-69
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 11
Number: 1
ISSN: 0976-5921
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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