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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
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
Patricia D'Antonio, RN, PhD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, a Fellow at the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Associate Editor of Nursing History Review. She is currently working on a book about psychiatric care in early nineteenth-century Philadelphia.||Sandra Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, and lead editor of Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Research a 2008 AJNN Book of the Year Award winner. Lewenson weaves nursing history into her courses on decision-making, nursing education, and nursing research. She recently served as the President of the American Association for the History of Nursing and continues to be actively involved in this organization. Her research interests include nursing's historical political activity, the integration of nursing history into the curriculum, the evidence of nursism and its influence on the profession, and the history of nursing education in the US. She has received the Outstanding Scholarship and Research Award, Teachers College, Columbia University; inducted into the Hall of Fame, Alumni Association, Hunter College; and received the American Association for the History of Nursing ""Lavinia Dock Award"" for Historical Scholarship and Research in Nursing. Dr. Lewenson is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.