Kønsproblematikker i sygeplejefaget: Mænd som andethed

Laura Oline Tudic, Tina Nielsen, Josefine Munch-Petersen, Lea Maj Brinck Larsen & Clara Therese Jensen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


The aim of this study is to examine the gender discourses in the Danish labour market focusing on the ‘otherness’ of men in the nursing profession. We examine the changes in the gender discourse from 1949-2016 based on empirical sources from both time periods. The study accounts for the theories from the Professors in philosophy Michel Foucault and Stephen Toulmin, the Professor in linguistics Norman Fairclough and the Professors in sociology Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler and R. W. Connell. An analysis based on these theories provides this study with the opportunity to investigate the changes of gender discourses in the nursing profession. It appears on behalf of this analysis that gender is presented as separate and incompatible categories in the sources. The gender discourse still appears to be present despite Dansk Sygeplejeråd and Sygeplejestuderendes Landssammenslutning making an effort to change the gender perceptions by modifying the teaching material with the aim of recruiting more male students in the nursing profession. Furthermore, it is discussed which parameters contribute to men’s rejection of the nursing profession. Therefore, a morphological analysis is applied on the suffix –ske in the title sygeplejerske. It appears, that –ske refers to a female profession designation. It becomes clear that titles are more important to men than to women when choosing a profession. These results implicate that the gender discourse is contributing to maintain men as a minority and on that note men still occur as an ‘otherness’ in the nursing profession.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2019
Antal sider77
VejledereAnna Sofie Hansen Schøning


  • Diskurs
  • Kønsproblematik
  • Sygeplejefag
  • Mænd
  • Andethed
  • Argumentation
  • Kønsteori
  • Maskulinitet