Premier database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine containing 12 million+ articles in all areas of the life sciences, with particular emphasis on biomedicine.
Books & eBooks
American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work by Patricia D'AntonioThis new interpretation of the history of nursing in the United States captures the many ways women reframed the most traditional of all gender expectations-that of caring for the sick-to create new possibilities for themselves, to renegotiate the terms of some of their life experiences, and to reshape their own sense of worth and power. For much of modern U.S. history, nursing was informal, often uncompensated, and almost wholly the province of female family and community members. This began to change at the end of the nineteenth century when the prospect of formal training opened for women doors that had been previously closed. Nurses became respected professionals, and becoming a formally trained nurse granted women a range of new social choices and opportunities that eventually translated into economic mobility and stability. Patricia D'Antonio looks closely at this history-using a new analytic framework and a rich trove of archival sources-and finds complex, multiple meanings in the individual choices of women who elected a nursing career. New relationships and social and professional options empowered nurses in constructing consequential lives, supporting their families, and participating both in their communities and in the health care system. Narrating the experiences of nurses, D'Antonio captures the possibilities, power, and problems inherent in the different ways women defined their work and lived their lives. Scholars in the history of medicine, nursing, and public policy, those interested in the intersections of identity, work, gender, education, and race, and nurses will find this a provocative book.
Florence Nightingale at First Hand by Lynn McDonaldFlorence Nightingale is one of the most famous figures in modern history. Yet much of what we know of her emanates from unreliable second-hand accounts, and from a misreading of the primary sources. Florence Nightingale at First Hand by Lynn McDonald, editor of Nightingale''s Collected Works, and the world''s foremost Nightingale authority, aims to put this right. This is a book which reports what Florence Nightingale said and did, based on her writing, of which a massive amount survives, scattered in over two hundred archives throughout the world. Published to commemorate the centenary of Nightingale''s death, McDonald''s study presents a Florence Nightingale for the twenty-first century, as an author of great style and wit, a systems thinker and pioneering public health reformer - the heroine and nurse were only the start.
Call Number : ebook
Publication Date: 2010
Historical Encyclopedia of Nursing by Mary Ellen SnodgrassThis unique reference work traces the story of nursing from Roman times to the present, including the evolution of military nursing. * Numerous biographies of healthcare pioneers, including many first-person narratives and eyewitness accounts, from Mother Teresa to Walt Whitman * Provides a timeline of landmarks, a detailed bibliography, and a comprehensive index
A History of American Nursing: Trends and Eras by Deborah Judd; Kathleen Sitzman; G. Megan DavisBasic understanding of nursing history is essential in the development of mature appreciation and understanding of the nursing profession associated with foundation level core content areas that include nursing theory, research, community health, policy and politics, management, and ethics This nursing history textbook engages instructors and students in an exploration of nursing-related trends associated with specific time periods in American history. This text focuses on historical trends in nursing that emerged in the United States from the mid 1800s to the present time, informing and empowering today's student nurses as they help to create future nursing history.
Call Number : RT4 .J84 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Nursing Interventions Through Time : History as Evidence by Patricia D'Antonio; Sandra LewensonNamed a 2011 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Designated a Doody's Core Title "This is a must-read for nurses who are interested in where nursing has been and what nurses have done to get to the present day. " "Score: 94, 4 stars "--Doody's" Nursing has a rich history that consistently informs contemporary practice and standards. This book, by examining pivotal historical interventions across the spectrum of clinical care, allows nurses of today to incorporate the wisdom of the past into their own daily work. Maternal-child health programs, palliative care, tuberculosis, medications, pediatric care, and diabetes care, and more are discussed. 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. Learn how nurses of the past 150 years have combated the challenges of: Providing care to victims of pandemics, such as yellow fever, tuberculosis, and influenza Adapting to new medical practices and technologies throughout the 20th century Integrating cultural sensitivity into clinical care for special populations and underserved communities Bringing public health services to rural communities Fighting for public health policies that support hospice services in the United States