Men or Women? who is a better nurse? - page 7

im student nurse... and one topic that we came across today in class is " who is a better nurse? men or women?" ... is it really true when they say women are more caring than men? For nurses that... Read More

  1. by   mark_LD_RN
    rnoflabor2000, just relax a little it was just a little info for everyone,nothing personal meant by it
  2. by   adrienurse
    This is a very inflammatory question to be asking in the first place! Just what did you expect to get as answers?

    You may as well have been asking "who is the better human being, men or women?"
  3. by   rnoflabor2000
    It is a very loaded question, and Mark(LD), it wasn't a personal attack in any way. But Adrienurse is right, you couldn't possible tell which is better.
  4. by   alwaysthere
    Id rather be taken care of by and would rather work with a good nurse no matter what their gender is ...when the're on the clock it dosent make any difference, they are a nurse period! Ive worked with both good and bad female nurses and both good and bad male nurses...the difference that matters is not the gender but the nurisng ability of the person....

    umm what the heck is a UAP??? sorry a bit slow here...left my brain at work...hmmm that would expalin why I cant spell
  5. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by nurse-lou
    I agree with all of what Suzy K has said! A good nurse is a good nurse regardless of gender! And I want an RN taking care of me in the hospital!
    annnnd....why an rn?...lpn not good enough for you, nurse-lou?
  6. by   rnoflabor2000
    I don't think nurse Lou meant anything by that. In L&D, only an RN can care for a gravid patient or a postoperative patient, at least where I am. However, we have LPN's that provide excellent care to recovering delivered patients. Some much more qualified and competent, again it depends upon the person, not the sex or the degree.

    That would make a thread just as difficult to answer as this one.

    There was a research paper in the New England Journal of Medicine that did a study that compared care given by RN's and care given by LPN's and CNA's that showed an 8% decrease in complications, etc...however, I haven't read the study or the data involved. There was just a blurb in USA Today, world section.

    Please don't shoot the messenger!!!!
  7. by   Brownms46
    It has been proved time, and time again...that statistics in any research...can be any direction. Thankfully LPN, and LVN do work in L&D...and not only recovering PPs... in several states...and do so very well...whether they are female or male.. And have been for years...even before I walked into the field..
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    <<--blows kiss to brownms:kiss
  9. by   mark_LD_RN
    exactly what i always said, it does not matter the gender. that has nothing to do with who is the better nurse, the best nurse is the most skilled,caring,competent and compassionate one regardless of gender. see my original post where I said it is a ridiculous question to ask and should not even be asked in nursing school. I think it shows clsed mindedness on part of the professor.
  10. by   Orca
    Temperament and competence are far more important than gender. One cannot generalize and say that one is "better" than the other. Granted, there are situations where having a nurse of one gender or another around may have secondary benefits (having a male nurse on a psych unit may suppress some physical acting out, while a female nurse can have a calming effect on males in an institutional setting). I have worked with great nurses, worthless ones and all in between of both genders.

    Incidentally, I am of the minority gender (at least in nursing).
  11. by   dianser
    Some of the best nurses I have worked with in the past 25 years were med. Some of the best nurses I have worked with in the past 25 years were women. I have also worked with lousy male and female nurses. As others have said, it isn't their sex, it is their caring and compassion.:roll
  12. by   brown rice
    Maybe the question is not who is a better nurse, but why the nursing profession has mainly been a women's field and why that is? What societal influneces have triggered this? and how is it changing?
  13. by   JailRN
    Who cares????