[Woman, Mother And... Nurse]

Rev Esc Enferm USP. 2000 Dec;34(4):354-61. doi: 10.1590/s0080-62342000000400006.
[Article in Portuguese]


The purpose of this paper is to reveal the meaning of the phenomenon "being a woman, mother and nursing professional" to nursing professionals through a qualitative study and a phenomenological approach. Women who work at a public hospital in the city of Rio de Janeiro are the subjects of this research. The analysis of their statements allowed the identification of meanings that made it clear that women consider it complicated to conciliate home, work and kids, especially when they are small. Thus, what can be inferred from their statements is that being a woman, mother and professional is a challenge for them, who constantly have their abilities tested.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mothers*
  • Nurses*
  • Nursing Theory
  • Women, Working*