Comparison of the professionalization of nursing in Canton, Hong Kong, and Macao

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Ellen D. Tabor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: The purpose of this comparative field study was to compare the professionalization of nursing in three Chinese-populated cities--Canton, Hong Kong, and Macao--on Moore's (1970) professional characteristics, Mintzberg's (1973; 1979) manager roles of professionals, and the professional operating core characteristics advocated by Mintzberg (1979). Each nursing system was evaluated on its degree of the characteristics, and the nursing systems were also compared in the development of their professionalism. Historical development of nursing in the three cities and a brief description of traditional medicine and the western medical model were also presented. The convenience sample, comprised of 33 nurse subjects, provided professional and organizational data. Two quota samples of one nurse from Canton, Hong Kong, and Macao in each sample responded to the perceptual items on professional nursing and Mintzberg's professional manager roles. Nurses in the first quota sample were professional association officers; the second quota sample was comprised of nurse managers in government units.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Nursing $z China $z Canton
Nursing $z China $z Hong Kong
Nursing $z China $z Macau (Special Administrative Region)
Nurses $x Attitudes

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