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Table 1 The interview guideline

From: “I am called girl, but that doesn’t matter” -perspectives of male nurses regarding gender-related advantages and disadvantages in professional development

The open-ended questions
1. Would you please tell me what nursing means to you?
2. How did you join nursing? Please describe the story that you chose nursing.
3. How did the people around you (your family, your friends, and your schoolmates) react to your decision to be a nurse?
4. What advantages did you have as a male nurse?
5. What disadvantages did you come across as a male nurse? How did you cope with the difficulties or challenges you came across?
6. What did you think of the public attitudes towards nurses in Macau?
7. What is your plan in the future as a nurse?