American Nursing

A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work

Author: Patricia D'Antonio

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801895642

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 3954

This 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.
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The American Nurse

Author: Carolyn Jones

Publisher: Welcome Books

ISBN: 9781599621210

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 3636

"Photographer Carolyn Jones takes portraits of and interviews the undervalued yet invaluable members of the American Healthcare System--the American Nurse"--
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A History of American Nursing

Author: Deborah Judd,Kathleen Sitzman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449694403

Category: Medical

Page: 382

View: 367

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
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Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Author: American Nurses Association


ISBN: 1558101764

Category: Medical

Page: 27

View: 7108

Pamphlet is a succinct statement of the ethical obligations and duties of individuals who enter the nursing profession, the profession's nonnegotiable ethical standard, and an expression of nursing's own understanding of its commitment to society. Provides a framework for nurses to use in ethical analysis and decision-making.
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Ordered to Care

The Dilemma of American Nursing, 1850-1945

Author: Susan Reverby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521335652

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 4889

An engaging study of the dilemmas faced by American nursing, which examines the ideology, practice, and efforts at reform of both trained and untrained nurses in the years between 1850 and 1945. Ordered to Care provides an overall history of nursing's development and places that growth within the context of topical questions raised by women's history and the social history of health care. Building upon extensive use of primary and quantitative data, the author creates a collective portrait of nursing, from the work of the individual nurse to the political efforts of its organizations. Dr Reverby contends that nursing's contemporary difficulties are caused by its historical obligation to care in a society that refuses to value caring. She examines the historical consequences of this critical dilemma and concludes with a discussion of why nursing will have to move beyond its obligation to care, and what the implications of this change would be for all of us.
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Daring to Care

American Nursing and Second-wave Feminism

Author: Susan Gelfand Malka

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252074815

Category: Medical

Page: 219

View: 2772

The role of feminism in transforming nursing and women s professional identity"
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Enduring Issues in American Nursing

Author: Ellen Davidson Baer,Patricia D'Antonio

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826113733

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 377

View: 3891

Posted in Health & Fitness

American Nursing

A Biographical Dictionary:

Author: Vern L. Bullough, RN, PhD, FAAN,Lilli Sentz, MLS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 3862

From the frontier to the university, this exciting collection traces the development of the nursing profession through the biographies of individual nurses since 1925 that helped to create its unique history. Among the notable nurses featured in this volume are Faye Abdellah, Virginia Henderson, Margaret Kerr, Thelma Schorr, and many more.
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Scope and Standards of Practice

Author: American Nursing Association Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558106192

Category: Nursing

Page: 260

View: 9560

The premier resource for professional nursing practice, Nursing: Scope & Standards of Practice, 3rd Edition, is informed by the advances in health care and professional nursing today. This keystone standard contains 17 national standards of practice and performance that define the who, what, where, when, why and how of nursing practice. The scope and standards of practice inform and guide nursing practice and are often used as a reference for: Quality improvement initiatives Certification and credentialing Position descriptions and performance appraisals Classroom teaching and in-service education programs Boards of nursing members' orientation programs and regulatory decision-making activities It also outlines key aspects of nursings' professional role and practice for any level, setting, population focus, or specialty and more! In sum, Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice is a detailed and practical discussion of the competent level of nursing practice and professional performance. It is a must-have for every registered nurse. - Publisher.
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American Indian Health and Nursing

Author: Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826129854

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 8271

The average life expectancy of a male born on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota today is 40 years oldóthe lowest life expectancy of all peoples not only in the U.S. but also in the entire Western Hemisphere. Written by and for nurses, this is the first text to focus exclusively on American Indian health and nursing. It addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians, and describes how these disparities, bound into the cultural, environmental, historical, and geopolitical fabric of American Indian society, are responsible for the marked lack of wellbeing of American Indians. American Indian nurse authors, natives of nine unique American Indian cultures, address the four domains of healthóphysical, mental, spiritual, and emotional--within each region to underscore the many stunning disparities of opportunity for health and wellbeing within the American Indian culture as opposed to those of "Anglo" culture. In an era of cultural competency, these expert nurse authors bring awareness about what is perhaps the least understood minority population in the U.S. The text covers the history of American Indians with a focus on the drastic changes that occurred following European contact. Included are relevant journal articles, historical reports, interviews with tribal health officials, and case studies. The book addresses issues surrounding American Indian nursing and nursing education, and health care within nine unique American Indian cultural populations. Also discussed are the health care needs of American Indians living in urban areas. Additionally, the book examines the future of American Indian Nursing in regard to the Affordable Care Act. Key Features: Focuses exclusively on American Indian health and nursing, the first book to do so Written by predominately American Indian nurses Covers four domains of health: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional Highlights nine specific cultural areas of Indian country, each with its own unique history and context Includes chapter objectives, end-of-chapter review questions, and case studies
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Devices & Desires

Gender, Technology, and American Nursing

Author: Margarete Sandelowski

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807848937

Category: Medical

Page: 295

View: 7028

The author traces the relationship between nursing and technology from the 1870s to the present. She argues that while technology has helped shape and intensify persistent dilemmas in nursing, it has also both advanced and impeded the development of the nursing profession.
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Empire of Care

Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History

Author: Catherine Ceniza Choy

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822330899

Category: Medical

Page: 257

View: 6804

An interdisciplinary examination of how the migration of nurses from the Philippines to the U.S. is inextricably linked to American imperialism and the U.S. colonization of the Philippine Islands in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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The Caregiving Dilemma

Work in an American Nursing Home

Author: Nancy Foner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520203372

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 5921

"I know of no other book which gives such a richly contextualized picture of women workers in a nursing home setting. . . . A first-rate ethnography."—Louise Lamphere, University of New Mexico
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American Nursing Review for NCLEX-RN

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Company


Category: Medical

Page: 687

View: 8155

By far the most practical and complete NCLEX-RN review. Dozens of case studies help students apply knowledge to clinical situations. Two computerized practice tests let students access their knowledge and become comfortable with the exam format.
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Nursing Administration

Scope and Standards of Practice

Author: American Nurses Association


ISBN: 1558102671

Category: Medical

Page: 95

View: 6130

This is a book meant for use by nurses. It assists student to learn about the nurse administrator role. the book is complete and concise.
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Holistic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice

Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn

ISBN: 9781558104785

Category: Medical

Page: 199

View: 1530

Holistic nursing has as its goal healing the whole person, an approach that is grounded in the inherent interconnectedness of self, others, nature, and spirituality. The holistic nurse is an instrument of healing and a facilitator in the healing process, honoring the individual's subjective experience of health, health beliefs, and values, viewing the whole person and his/her needs in their entirety, with integration as the goal. This publication is a guide to the essentials of a distinctive practice specialty. -- Publisher description
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American Nursing

A History

Author: Philip Arthur Kalisch,Beatrice J. Kalisch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781739696

Category: Medical

Page: 500

View: 1650

Now in its newly revised Fourth Edition, this well-illustrated history of nursing in America is a classic among nursing historians. American Nursing: A History, Fourth Edition is the only comprehensive text on the market devoted to the history of nursing in the United States. For this edition, a new chapter addresses the past ten years’ developments in the profession—including an exploration of the nursing shortage—and projects key nursing trends for the future. Also new illustrations are found throughout the book as approximately 50 percent of the previous edition’s illustrations have been replaced with new images.
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Guide to the Code of Ethics for Nurses

Interpretation and Application

Author: Marsha Diane Mary Fowler


ISBN: 1558102582

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 4590

"This new 200 page publication is for everyone who currently refers to and utilizes the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements as a guideline for putting the core values expressed in the Code into everyday practice. This book explains the specific implications of the ANA Code of Ethics. Each chapter discusses a single Code Provision, including-- History Purpose and theory Application Case studies and examples For easy reference, the book also features-- Provision statement at the beginning of each chapter Full text of the ANA Code of Ethics Comprehensive index of key concepts" --Publisher's Website
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Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing

Scope and Standards of Practice

Author: American Nurses Association

Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn

ISBN: 9781558102507

Category: Medical

Page: 151

View: 1620

Psychiatric-mental health nursing promotes mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. A core mental health profession, it is a specialty that employs a purposeful use of self as its art along with a wide range of nursing, psychosocial, and neurobiological theories and research evidence as its science. Its areas of focus emerge based on current and anticipated societal needs, including disparities in mental health and its care and treatment among the diverse populations.
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