2. This article was about Egyptian male nursing students, working in the University of Cairo’s Maternity Hospital. There was a study conducted to find how the students were treated and how they felt during their clinical experience there. The first part of the study included the female patient. Over 30% of female patients did not even consider having a male student in the room observing or assisting. The women tended to feel more comfortable with other female clinical students in the room. The male students reported that they also encountered very uncomfortable situations throughout the experience, which they did not care for. A lot of the experiences the male students found interesting happened after the birth of the child. For example, examining the newborn, and instructing classes for mothers. About 40% of the male students described the maternity nursing clinical as embarrassing. After the data was collected and the students shared how they felt during and after the clinical experience, two suggestions were made. The first suggestion was having male nursing students complete more exercises in a skills lab, with mannequins. It was also suggested the the students focus more on male health, looking more closely at the male reproductive system. The second suggestion was to have the male student pair up with a female student to make the situation less awkward for the patient and the student. The article illustrated that most women do not care for males to assist with their birth, and that they would prefer to work with female nurses.
3. This article will be helpful for me because of the facts and data that support women nurses. I am not quite sure what my topic is, but this article was very juicy and full of great data. I enjoyed reading about the experiences different types of people face in nursing clinicals and I am going to try to incorporate that into my paper!