History of Professional Nursing in the United States

Author: Arlene W. Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133134
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"The authors demonstrate how U. S. nurses have worked throughout their history to restore patients to health, teach health promotion, and participate in disease preventing activities. Recounting those experiences in the nurses' own words, the authors bring that history to life, capturing nurses' thoughts and feelings during times of war, epidemics, and disasters as well as during their everyday work. The book fills a gap in the secondary literature on...the history of nursing that can be useful in these times of great social change. It is a “must read” for every nurse in the United States!" --Barbra Mann Wall, PhD, RN, FAAN; Director of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry; University of Virginia; From the Foreword For over four hundred years, a diverse array of nurses, nurses' aides, midwives, and public-minded citizens across the United States have attended to the healthcare of America’s equally diverse populations. Beginning in 1607 when the first Englishmen landed in Virginia, and concluding in 2016 when Flint, Michigan, was declared to be in a state of emergency, this expansive nursing history text for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs examines the history of the nursing profession to better understand how nursing became what it is today. Grounded in the premise that health care can and should be promoted in partnership with communities to provide quality care for all, this history analyzes the resilience and innovation of nurses who provided care for the most underprivileged populations, such as slaves on Southern plantations, immigrants in tenements in Manhattan's Lower East Side, and isolated populations in rural Kentucky. It takes into account issues of race, class, and gender and the influence of these factors on nurses and patients. Featuring nearly 300 photos, oral histories, and case examples from varied settings in the United States and beyond, the narrative discusses major medical advances, prominent leaders and grassroots movements in nursing, and ethical dilemmas that nurses faced with each change in the profession. Chapters include discussion questions for class sessions as well as a list of suggested readings. Key Features: Examines the history of nursing during the last four centuries Links challenges for nurses in the past to those of present-day nurses Includes oral histories, case examples, boxed highlights, call-outs, discussion questions, archival sites, and references Covers drugs, technological innovations, and scientific discovery in each era Demonstrates progression toward “A Culture of Health” as described by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

A History of American Nursing

Author: Deborah M. Judd
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449618073
Format: PDF, Kindle
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History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is the first comprehensive nursing history text to be published in years. It provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the contexts of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications. From early nursing to Nightingale s revolutionizing influence, through two world wars to today, this succinct text engages students in an exploration of nursing s past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present. A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras is designed to inform and empower today s student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing."

A History of Nursing Ideas

Author: Linda C. Andrist
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763722898
Format: PDF, Docs
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This text is a comprehensive coverage of concepts critical to the dvelopment of the nursing role: philosophy, nature of nursing, ways of knowing, influences on the development of the nursing profession, history and nature of nursing science, evolution of nursing practice and education.

Fast Facts About the Nursing Profession

Author: Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826131395
Format: PDF, ePub
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Captures the essence of pivotal events and individuals in nursing history Replete with concise and easy-to-read information, this resource captures the essence of pivotal events and individuals in nursing history who have driven the evolution of the nursing role from that of a "handmaiden" to a key health professional. It distills important historical information--often neglected in today's nursing programs--that fosters an understanding and appreciation of the issues that inform nursing practice today. Content is presented in an easy-access format consisting of short summaries and "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" that identify key points throughout each chapter. An introductory chapter featuring an interview with a prominent nursing historian adds breadth and color to this review of nursing through the ages. Incorporating a global perspective, each chapter highlights significant events during a particular era as they affected the status of the nursing profession and the nursing role. Beginning with the pre-Nightingale period, the book addresses the role of the nurse before the advent of formal training programs. It continues with the contributions of Florence Nightingale, the early 1900s, and new developments in nursing, including public health nursing and the impact of both world wars. The bulk of the book comprises an in-depth account of the tremendous growth and professional development in nursing during the past 100 years, addressing nursing theories and leaders, education, research, professional organizations, and the future of nursing. Key Features: Provides important historical content often neglected in today’s nursing programs Delivers concise, easy-to-read information about important events and influential nursing luminaries Describes how nurses have influenced health and wellness across the life spanHighlights key points with "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" boxes Includes an interview with the president of the American Association for the History of Nursing, a chapter on the relevance of nursing history by a noted nurse historian, and a chapter on influential nurses in our history by a noted nursing leader and educator

Men in Nursing

Author: Chad E. O'Lynn, RN, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826103499
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 byChoice! "[A] fascinating historical perspective on men in nursing; the societal stereotypes associated with nurses and nursing; and the gender-based barriers facing males in the profession and those considering nursing as a career....Everyone in the expanding health care delivery system should read this book on men's contributions to the field of nursing. Essential." --Choice From the Foreword: "At a time when all of the world's talent must be tapped to provide the top-notch quality of health care that we all need and deserve, no profession can afford to ignore any of its brightest and best. Gender neutrality in nursing must be attained; our future patients deserve it. Thankfully this book will help." --- Eleanor J. Sullivan, PhD, RN, FAAN, Former Dean, University of Kansas School of Nursing and Past President, Sigma Theta Tau International "This book is the first of its kind and a very valuable addition to the nursing literatureÖ.It is an excellent read and has many implications for nursing educationÖ" Score: 96, 4 stars --Doody's "The editors and contributors...are not afraid to tackle controversial topics like reverse gender discrimination in nursing leadership, masculine styles of nursing care, and the effects of gender on communication and workplace relationships. Other chapters explore the history and accomplishments of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN), lessons learned from other countries...and future leadership opportunities for male nurses in the 21st century, including recommendations for a men's health nurse practitioner curriculum." --Minority Nurse If you're thinking about a career in nursing or currently practicing in the field, this new innovative guide is just for you. For the first time, authors, educators and practicing nurses, Chad O'Lynn and Russell Tanbarger offer a unique insider's view to how men work, succeed, and survive in this fast growing segment of the healthcare industry. From the barriers and stereotypes men must overcome, to the basic daily work needs they have as nurses, this book covers the entire spectrum of career-based issues men face today and have faced in the past. Men in Nursing is the perfect guide for men seeking a career in this fast growing industry. From insider advice and real-life experiences, this new innovative and inspiring guide is a must-have for everyone involved in the field today. Topics Covered Include: History-Presents an inspirational overview of the contributions men have made to the nursing field. Current Issues - Provides recommendations to address barriers such as reverse discrimination, workplace communication and leadership. Worldwide Perspective - Includes examples from countries outside the United States proving similarities and concerns exist throughout the world. Future Directions-Offers insight and solutions in order to grow and maintain the interest and enthusiasm of men for careers in nursing. Essential Data Included: List of U.S. Nursing Schools for Men Curriculum Recommendations Top 10 Barriers Men Face Important Research Data o lynn olynn

A History of American Nursing

Author: Deborah Judd
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449694403
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A History of American Nursing, Second Edition provides a historical overview essential to developing a complete understanding of the nursing profession. For each key era of U.S. history, nursing is examined in the context of the sociopolitical climate of the day, the image of nurses, nursing education, advances in practice, war and its effect on nursing, licensure and regulation, and nursing research and its implications. From early nursing to Nightingale’s influence, through two world wars to today, this text engages students in an exploration of nursing’s past while connecting it to nursing practice in the present. A History of American Nursing, Second Edition informs and empowers today’s student nurses as they help to create the future of nursing. * Completely expanded and updated art program, including images from the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation and artist Lou Everett, a nurse educator * New feature: Historical Happenings – short vignettes throughout each chapter that highlight a relevant medical/nursing advance and/or historical event from a particular era * Updates to references, key people, discussion questions, and MeSH terms