Gendered job titles: time to leave ‘sister’ in the past
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Gendered job titles: time to leave ‘sister’ in the past

Robert Shelswell Freelance nurse practitioner

Nursing should follow other emergency services and introduce genderless job titles or risk being undervalued

Nursing is a passionate, progressive and dynamic profession, so why in much of the UK do we still use gender-centric job titles, such as ‘matron’ and ‘sister’? This is a historical hangover. The profession has moved on, yet we are holding on to the past.

Nursing Management. 28, 5, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/nm.28.5.9.s3

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