Professionalism among nurses in Malaysia : Does it exist?

Rekaya, Vincent Balang and Evangelos C., Fradelos (2021) Professionalism among nurses in Malaysia : Does it exist? Nursing Care and research, 60. pp. 134-143. ISSN 2241-3960

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Professionalism has been discussed among nurses for years. Nursing in Malaysia also experiences a gradual progression toward professionalism despite the rapid development of nursing education. Anecdotally, every nurse will rather admit that they are professional. However, there might be a possibility of speaking of it rather than doing it. This paper explores the existence of professionalism among nurses in Malaysia empirically and discusses pertinent research and/or studies that were conducted within the Malaysia context in the recent years. Numerous literature pertinent to professionalism in nursing were discussed. Several pertinent papers explored and discussed diversely in the context of professionalism in nursing nevertheless mainly conceived from the western countries’ perspectives. Furthermore, a marginalized amount of literature discuss professionalism in nursing within Malaysia context. This paper is likely to suggest the need to amplify the needs of researching the existence of professionalism in nursing practice and to reinstate the significance of the elements of professionalism among nurses in Malaysia in education and practice. KEYWORDS: Professionalism, nursing, Malaysia

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Professionalism, nursing, Malaysia.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Vincent Balang
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 06:28
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022 06:28

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