Cross-cultural comparison of images of nurses and physicians.

V. Champion, J. Austin, O. C. Tzeng

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This study investigates attitudes related to the image of nurses and physicians across 30 cultures, using six concepts. Significant differences were found between physician and nurse with respect to power. Moreover, although the physician was highly correlated with knowledge and independence the nurse was correlated with kindness. Nurses' ability to influence health care decision-making may be limited if they are viewed as powerless, and they must address this deficit in their public image.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalInternational nursing review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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