Hildegard Peplau

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Psychiatric Nurse of the Century

Author: Barbara J. Callaway PhD


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"Hildegard Peplau's 50-year career in nursing left an indelible stamp on the profession of nursing, and on the lives of the mentally ill in this country. She wore many hats -- founder of modern psychiatric nursing, innovative educator, advocate for the mentally ill, proponent of advanced education for nurses, Executive Director and then President of the American Nurses Association, and prolific author. She raised her daughter as a single parent while pursuing an ambitious professional path. Her determined manner often aroused controversy which never deterred her commitment to advancing the nursing profession."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 01, 2000
  • Page Count 488
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199935
  • EISBN 9780826197658

Table of Contents 

    Author’s Note
    Introduction: A Life of Significance
  1. An American Childhood
  2. Becoming a Nurse
  3. A Nurse Goes to College
  4. World War II: Coming Into Her Own
  5. Transitions
  6. Graduate Studies and Motherhood Too
  7. Teachers College: Beginning a Career
  8. Academic Nightmare: A Career in Crisis
  9. Rutgers: “A Formidable Woman”
  10. Summers on the Road
  11. Rutgers: The Traveling Years
  12. Vision of a Profession
  13. ANA: The Professional Challenge
  14. ANA: The Professional Nightmare
  15. Retirement: “Psychiatric Nurse of the Century”
  16. Conclusion: “Well Done”

  17. Selected Publications of Hildegard Peplau