History of Professional Nursing in the United States

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History of Professional Nursing in the United States

SKU# 9780826133120

Toward a Culture of Health

Editors:

  • Arlene W. Keeling PhD, RN, FAAN
  • John Kirchgessner PhD, RN, PNP
  • Michelle C. Hehman PhD, RN
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Description 

For over 400 years, a diverse array of nurses, nurses’ aides, midwives, and public-minded citizens across the United States have attended to the health care 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 help the reader 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 personal accounts from varied settings in the United States and other countries, the narrative discusses major medical and scientific 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 reading.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Examines the history of nursing during the past four centuries
  • Links challenges for nurses in the past to those of present-day nurses
  • Includes oral histories, medical discoveries, legal and ethical issues, personal perspectives, archival sites, discussion questions, suggested reading, and abundant notes
  • Covers drugs, technological innovations, and scientific advances in each era

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 01, 2017
  • Page Count 488
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826133120

Table of Contents 

Contents

Foreword by Barbra Mann Wall, PhD, RN, FAAN

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Nursing in the Colonial Era and Early Days of the United States, 1607–1840

John C. Kirchgessner

2. The Roots of a Profession, 1830–1865

Arlene W. Keeling

3. The Rise of a Profession: “An Art and a Science,” 1873–1901

Michelle C. Hehman

4. Visiting Nurses in Cities, Parishes, and Missions, 1886–1914

Arlene W. Keeling

5. Professional Organizations and International Connections, 1881–1920

Michelle C. Hehman

6. Organization and Innovation in the Early 20th Century, 1898–1928

Arlene W. Keeling

7. Nurses, Science, and the Growth of Hospitals, 1910–1930

Michelle C. Hehman

8. Nurses in the News: The Great War and Pandemic Influenza, 1914–1919

Arlene W. Keeling

9. Nurses, Babies, and Public Health, 1920s

Arlene W. Keeling

10. Nursing in the Great Depression, 1930–1940

Arlene W. Keeling

11. Nursing in World War II: Overseas and at Home, 1940–1945

Arlene W. Keeling

12. Mid-Century Transitions and Shortages, 1945–1960

John C. Kirchgessner

13. Specialization, War, and the Expansion of Nursing’s Scope of Practice, 1961–1980

Arlene W. Keeling

14. Caring in Crisis, 1980–2000

Michelle C. Hehman

15. Toward a Culture of Health: Nursing in the 21st Century

Arlene W. Keeling

Index