Share the Care – Attracting men to nursing education to counteract a gender-segregated labour market
The project, Share the Care, will provide new knowledge towards a less gender-segregated health care sector, a heavily female-dominated sector. The actions implemented are largely based on recommendation from previous research “Men in Nursing Education: Mapping Educational Practices, and Student Experiences in Iceland, Denmark, and Norway”.
This will be done by implementing a system to follow cohorts in nursing education and document reasons behind drop-outs and delays during study which will produce important knowledge to counteract the problem. Actions are planned to address educational material and communication, as well as creation of special platforms for male student to minimize the risk of exclusion and alienation. Groups of study and career counsellors will be formed to create knowledge and stimulate more men to engage in care work. These actions will be an important input for educational institutions and authorities on how to recruit and retain men in nursing education.
- Status: Ongoing
- Granted year: 2020
- Category: Labour and labour market
Reform – Resource Center for Men, Norway
Directorate of Equality, Iceland
University of Akureyri, Iceland
LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Grant: 1 730 336 DKK
Project Leader Are Saastad firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Coordinator Hjördis Sigurjonsdottir email@example.com