Occupational prestige for nurses may result in improved job satisfaction, enhanced abilities in health promotion activities, and autonomy in decision-making related to patient care.
Regional consensus in the ascription of professional occupational status and consequent prestige, between health workers and within registered nurses, has been investigated within the Asia-Pacific region and other countries.
Consensus for registered nurses and medical officers at the level of professional was supported for 66% of countries.
Australia, although rapid and complete in its transition to degree level education, still reflects a paraprofessional status compared with the professional status of medical officers.
Registered nurses from Thailand and the Philippines led the region in within-group consensus with 80% of registered nurses holding a degree as their minimum educational qualification.
Findings highlight the need to promote professional status for all registered nurses within the Asia-Pacific region and outline areas for potential disjuncture between status and prestige achievement.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Statut professionnel, Nursing, Statut social, Niveau étude, Asie, Iles Océan Pacifique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Human, Professional status, Nursing, Social status, Education level, Asia, Pacific Ocean Islands
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0393012
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.