Enduring Issues in American Nursing by Ellen D. Baer, Patricia D'Antonio, Sylvia Rinker, Joan E.

By Ellen D. Baer, Patricia D'Antonio, Sylvia Rinker, Joan E. Lynaugh

Named a good educational identify for 2001 by means of selection! "Why flip to the earlier while trying to construct nursing's future?...To make strong judgements in making plans nursing's destiny within the context of our advanced future health care approach, nurses needs to be aware of the background of the activities being thought of, the identities and issues of view of the key gamers, and all of the stakes which are in danger. those are the teachings of history." -- from the advent This booklet offers nursing background within the context of difficulties and concerns that persist to today. concerns resembling expert autonomy, operating stipulations, relationships with different overall healthiness pros, acceptable wisdom for schooling and licensure, gender, classification, and race are traced during the tales informed during this quantity. every one bankruptcy offers a bit of the puzzle that's nursing. The editors, all famous nurse historians and educators, have conscientiously made choices from the simplest that has been released within the nursing and health and wellbeing care literature.

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University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Rudwick, E. M. (1951). A brief history of Mercy Douglass Hospital in Philadelphia. Journal of Negro Education, 20, 52. SECTION 2 IDENTITY: THE MEANING OF NURSING Pupil Nurses in Their Off Hours, circa 1915. Courtesy of the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. This page intentionally left blank Introduction Joan E. Lynaugh How is it that a person takes on the persona of a nurse? And, how does the personal meaning behind that identification take root, change over time, and respond to place and custom?

Not surprisingly, the class lines initially drawn in the late nineteenth century hardened considerably during the early decades of the twentieth century. As a second strategy to raise the status of the nursing profession, White nurse leaders organized professional associations. In 1894, spurred by the call of Isabel Hampton, superintendent of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, nurse leaders formed a body which subsequently became the National League of Nursing Education (NLNE). Soon thereafter, American and Canadian graduate nurses organized what would be renamed in 1911 the American Nurses' Association (ANA).

I did feel happy when they were out of danger. I only wish I could have reached them earlier and been able to have done something for the poor mother. (Kenney, 1919, pp. 53-58) In spite of the attendant hardships and the mediocre instruction, hundreds of Black women like Hawse were graduated from these segregated hospital nursing programs and proceeded to render invaluable service 32 Contemporary Issues in Historical Context to the Black sick. It is little wonder that given the service they provided, and the fact that they were often the only available health care professionals, Black nurses enjoyed a high level of respect and esteem within the Black communities.

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