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Extraordinary Nurses Throughout History

Extraordinary Nurses Throughout History

Author: Various

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781528789295

Category: History

Page: 137

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“Extraordinary Nurses Throughout History” celebrates the amazing efforts of eight notable nurses, collected in honour of Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday. Throughout history, many notable women have helped create and improve the practice of modern nursing that we are all familiar with today. Since the first documented mention of professional nurses in approximately 300 AD, their contributions at times when nursing was much less well established are invaluable when studying how nursing has evolved throughout the ages. This fascinating and insightful exposition of the lives and achievements of notable nurses will appeal to those with an interest in the history of nursing and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Chapters include: “Dorothea Dix”, “Mary Seacole”, “Florence Nightingale”, “Clara Barton”, “Sarah Emma Edmonds”, “Linda Richards”, “Edith Cavell”, and “Violetta Thursten”, and also included is an introductory essay entitled “Representative Women - The Free Nurse” by Ingleby Scott.

New Directions in Nursing History

New Directions in Nursing History

Author: Susan McGann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134408481

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship. Covering a range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this book draws on research from eleven different countries to address: the issues of professionalism within nursing the social and ethical issues which are woven into the relationship between the nurse/midwife and her patient/client the trans-cultural dimensions nurses create when they move from one culture to another and the recent developments in historiography.

Nursing History Review, Volume 24

Nursing History Review, Volume 24

Author: Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826144560

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals fascinated with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource. Included in Volume 24... Beyond Versailles: Recovering the Voices of Nurses in Post–World War I U.S.-European Relations Midwife and Public Health Nurse Tatsuyo Amari and a State-Endorsed Birth Control Campaign in 1950s Japan Interdisciplinary Interprofessionalism at Mid-Century: Ancel Keys, Human Biology, and the Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene, 1940–1950 Meeting Rural Health Needs: Interprofessional Practice or Public Health? Clinical Pharmacy: An Example of Interprofessional Education in the Late 1960s and 1970s

Thank God It's Monday

Thank God It's Monday

Author: Paul Bartlett

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490873091

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Let’s face it: this generation is increasingly not waking up Sunday morning thinking, what’s a great church I can go to today? Part of the problem is that for too long we’ve made church mostly about Christians doing spiritual stuff on Sundays. Of course, we love our Sundays, but we should be even more excited about our Mondays, because on those days God has positioned us in shop fronts, in salons, in classrooms, in playgroups, on building sites, and in boardrooms where we can engage with those who don’t yet know Him. Church must be less about us and more about others. We should be empowering Christians to act as Christ in their communities Monday through Saturday. That’s why Christians should be waking up on Mondays declaring, “Thank God it’s Monday!” In this thought-provoking book, Paul Bartlett encourages us that can have a huge influence in our community, across our town or city, and throughout the nation... and it starts on Monday.

The Mysticism of Ordinary and Extraordinary Experience

The Mysticism of Ordinary and Extraordinary Experience

Author: Harry L. Serio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725291027

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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We are so much more than we appear to be. The "why" of our existence is far more complex than the "how" of our being. Mysticism probes the hidden nature of who we are, why we are, and our relationship to our Creator. We catch glimpses of this not only in the ordinary experiences of life, but also through extraordinary and unusual encounters with mystery. Mysticism is the awareness of our reality.

When Lincoln Met Wisconsin’S Nightingale

When Lincoln Met Wisconsin’S Nightingale

Author: Daniel L. Stika

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781532023309

Category: History

Page: 98

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During the American Civil War, disease and infection caused by poor medical care and lack of proper hygiene were the main causes of death to both Confederate and Union soldiers. Why, then, were there no adequate facilities to care for these men? That is the question Cordelia Harvey sought to answer. Join author Daniel L. Stika as he examines the work of Wisconsins Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey. As a tireless campaigner for improved medical care for Civil War soldiers, Harvey inspects battlefield hospitals and takes her reports of squalor and death all the way to the White House. Throughout the course of several meetings with President Abraham Lincoln, Harvey advocates for the construction of hospitals with the sole purpose of caring for the men who are fighting and dying for their country. Though Lincoln is reticent to hear her requests, Harveys fervor for her cause and her passionate arguments ultimately lead the president to make a decision that will save the lives of innumerable soldiers. When Lincoln Met Wisconsins Nightingale presents the life of an extraordinary woman who battled adversity and tragedy in her quest to provide care to those who needed it most.

Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing and Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes

Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing and Notes on Nursing for the Labouring Classes

Author: Dr. Victor Skretkowicz, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826118437

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title! "This beautiful book bound in red leather includes an in-depth history about each version and the preparation and publishing of Nightingale's works. What is very interesting is the editor's commentary on the bibliographical and social history behind the various versions. He discusses little known facts about the book, such as the one published for the educated professional is the second version, whereas the other versions, though more widely published and more widely known, were written mainly for the masses. The editor's research clearly describes Nightingale's legacy and the effect it has had on contemporary nursing as well as nursing's future. At $40.00, it is a steal."Score: 98, 5 Stars.-- Doody's Medical Reviews "With the 2010 publication of Dr. Victor Skretkowicz's Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing (Revised with Additions) in Florence Nightingale's (1920-1910) centenary year, nurses and others will recognize this extraordinary woman whose dedication and determination helped to shape the course of modern global healthcare and holistic and integral relationship-centered care." Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Arlington, Virginia "This book was a delight. An account of cutting-edge nursing and medical care from London, circa 1850, by somebody who needs no introduction. Florence Nightingale is nothing if not forthright and her description of both the nursing and social situation of the times is illuminating."--IAHPC (International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care) Newsletter Simultaneously witty, scathing, and anecdotal, Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing is perhaps the most influential work on nursing throughout the world. For years, the varying editions of this seminal work have puzzled scholars as well as readers. Now, Dr. Skretkowicz sets the historical record straight. This volume includes the annotated and unabridged July 1860 edition [the "Library Standard Edition"] of Notes on Nursing, the 1868 edition of Notes on Nursing [for the Labouring Classes], and additional manuscripts written by Nightingale in 1875 that she was never able to publish. Beautifully bound in faux leather with a decorative ribbon, this commemorative volume makes a perfect gift for any nurse and is a must-have for all nursing libraries and researchers. The new edition presents Nightingale's unabridged edition in its original form for the very first time since its publication in July 1860. Together with the 1868 edition and the 1875 manuscripts, the book provides today's educated readership with the nearest possible "authoritative, complete, and unexpurgated" version of "one of the best selling, globally circulated texts of the nineteenth century." Key Features: Complete with Dr. Skretkowicz's own expert commentary and annotations Describes the variant versions of the texts in the contexts of their social and cultural history Presents some of Nightingale's original passages that remained unpublished for more than 100 years Provides reactions and commentary from Nightingale's contemporaries "

The Many Roles of the Registered Nurse

The Many Roles of the Registered Nurse

Author: Debra Gillespie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527563858

Category: Medical

Page: 393

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Nurses are the largest population of healthcare providers practicing in both urban and remote areas across the globe. Currently, the nursing profession is in the midst of a significant shortage as aging baby boomers retire and a nursing faculty shortage forces many colleges and universities to turn away qualified applicants. As healthcare needs of the population become more complex and technologies advance, our world needs nurses now more than at any other time in history. This book provides the reader with a wide overview of the many vast roles within the nursing profession, showing that the responsibilities are complex, challenging and rewarding. It will allow the reader to understand the current job market for nurses and perhaps even persuade some to choose this rewarding profession.

Current Issues In Nursing - E-Book

Current Issues In Nursing - E-Book

Author: Perle Slavik Cowen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323293198

Category: Medical

Page: 832

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Current Issues in Nursing provides a forum for knowledgeable debate on the important issues that nurses face today. This resource provides the opportunity to analyze conflicting viewpoints and develop your own thoughts on demands being made for the nursing profession and the difficult issues affecting today's health care delivery. Continually praised for its in-depth discussion of critical issues, solid organization of material, and encouragement of independent thinking, you’ll find this text a valuable resource in the modern world of nursing. Offers comprehensive and timely coverage of the issues affecting nursing education and practice. UNIQUE! Over 100 well-known contributors offer their expert insights and analysis. UNIQUE! Viewpoint chapters present controversial issues to showcase pressing issues facing nursing today. New content covering the following topics: The Challenges of Nursing on an International Level Health Care Systems and Practice Ethics, Legal, and Social Issues The Changing Practice Professional Challenges, Collaboration, & Conflict Violence Prevention and Care: Nursing’s Role Definitions of Nursing Changing Education

Nursing Interventions Through Time

Nursing Interventions Through Time

Author: Patricia D'Antonio

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105776

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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This invaluable resource documents how and why specific nursing interventions came about, what aspects of these interventions are utilized today and why, and how nurses of the past have addressed and solved the challenges of practice, from adapting to new technologies to managing the tension of the nurse-physician relationship.

Nursing's Greatest Leaders

Nursing's Greatest Leaders

Author: Dr. David Anthony Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826130082

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Uniquely focuses on nursing history through the lens of leadership " This book is perfect for men and women who aspire to lead nursing and society into a better future. It will equally benefit undergraduate students enrolled in leadership courses, graduate students preparing for leadership roles, and nurses already established in leadership roles. [This book] deepened my love for nursing and reinforced why nursing is repeatedly ranked the most trusted profession." -Susan B. Hassmiller , PhD, RN, FAAN Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing Director, Campaign for Action With an emphasis on the qualities that have fostered strong nursing leadership, this book provides a unique perspective on the lives and achievements of the most revered nurses throughout history. It is comprised of biographies of many of nursing's most important activist agents of change, with a focus on those characteristics that enabled them to accomplish their goals and implement changes that improved nursing, health, healthcare, and society. These biographies examine the evolution of nursing and society around the globe and underscore the resourcefulness and political savvy these nurses used to meet the increasingly complex needs of society. Using Kouzes and Posner's five practices of exemplary leadership as a framework, the biographies demonstrate how the nurses used these processes to achieve their goals. Placed within the context and dynamics of each nurse leader's lifetimeóincluding gender roles, science and technology, religion, politics, and economics--each biography includes a personal history, timeline, accomplishments, anecdotes, and legacy. The book honors such well-known nurse leaders as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and Dorothea Dix, along with less well-known nurse leaders. By telling the stories of these prominent luminaries, the book showcases nursing's rich history and its influence on society. Ultimately fostering an understanding of the very nature of leadership, it provides a strong foundation and inspiration for nurses to lead nursing, healthcare, and society into a better future. Key Features: Focuses on nursing history through the lens of leadership Uses the framework of Kouzes and Posner's five practices of exemplary leadership to analyze the achievements of nurse luminaries Considers the lives of well-known and lesser-known figures in nursing history Focuses on leadership characteristics that enabled historic nurse leaders to implement important changes in global healthcare

A History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps

A History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps

Author: Mary T. Sarnecky

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812235029

Category: History

Page: 518

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Thousands of women have served in the Nurse Corps of the U. S. Army. Many of them worked in war zones, where their extraordinary courage, resourcefulness, and toughness first astonished and then won the respect of male officers. Their skill and dedication helped to save tens of thousands of lives and made the Army Nurse Corps an essential part of the American military establishment. Until now, there has been no comprehensive work that tells that story. In this book Mary Sarnecky describes the major stages in the development of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, discusses the political and social context in which this development occurred, identifies the factors that have influenced the Corps' stature and reputation within the nursing community, and explores the impact of the Corps upon the profession of nursing. At the same time, she described the experiences of the nurses themselves--often in their own words. The history is as surprising as it is violent: during World War I, nurses were the first American Army units to fly the United States flag in France from their base hospitals in support of British troops. In World War II, Army nurses served at every front, from Alaska to the Philippines, from England to the beaches of Anzio, where several died in bombings while tending to the wounded. With the advent of helicopters to transport wounded soldiers rapidly to hospitals, MASH units and their nurses became immediate caretakers of severely traumatized patients from front-line action in the Korean War. These units continued their work in the next decade during the Vietnam War. The story of these women and of the organization they created in the midst of one of our most deliberately masculine institutions is important to both the history of the military and the history of women in America.