Women in Nursing in Islamic Societies


The volume makes a significant contribution to understanding nursing from the perspective of Islamic society. It also presents nursing in a broad social context while simultaneously presenting country-specific examples through well-written country vignettes from Iraq, Lebanon, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh.

Author: Nancy H. Bryant
ISBN: 9780195798883-0195798880
Binding: Hardback, 376, Pages
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The editor of this volume spent significany time working in Islamic countries. This experience helped her understand the tremendous need for nurses in Islamic societies. However, she also learned about the reluctance of young Muslim women to join this profession for reasons ranging from poor remuneration and working conditions to traditional and cultural constraints including its low status and image. Among other issues contributors discuss nursing education, midwifery and violence againse nurses.

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Weight 0.52 kg
Dimensions 22.4 × 14.4 × 2.5 cm