Nursing History For Contemporary Role Development by Sandra B. LewensonNursing History For Contemporary Role Development by Sandra B. Lewenson

Nursing History For Contemporary Role Development

bySandra B. LewensonEditorAnnemarie Mcallister, Kylie Smith

Paperback | December 5, 2016

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Nursing practice has progressed beyond Florence Nightingale, and so has nursing history. This book delves into the intricacies of nursing history and its impact on contemporary nursing practice, education, and research. Nurses have always been political advocates for underprivileged and vulnerable populations during times of war, changing cultural landscapes, and social unrest. Today is no different. With historically significant case studies that ground the narrative, this book weaves the complex story of how the role of nurses has changed over time to adapt to new environments and needs, all the while retaining the key leadership and advocacy roles that have been inherent since the birth of the profession.

Chapters examine key issues in contemporary nursing today, such as the care of diverse populations, rural health care, mental health care, neonatal health care, the nurse educator role, entry into practice issues, and more, and contextualize their evolution, showing what remains tried and true, what has been disproven, and what remains to be examined. The text illustrates how nursing history fits into the broader context of culture and society from the late 19th century to the present. Each chapter features critical thinking questions and extensive resources for all levels of nursing education. An accompanying instructor's manual features guidelines for bringing historical elements into nursing curricula.

Key Features:

  • Embeds historical material into contemporary nursing practice, education, and research issues
  • Demonstrates how contemporary nursing roles and issues have evolved over the course of history
  • Includes numerous case studies from expert nursing historians
  • Addresses the intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity as they impact health care today
Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN,coeditor of the book,Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Nursing,is a professor of nursing at Pace University, College of Health Professions in Pleasantville, New York. She teaches in the master of nursing education program as well as the graduate core courses where she integrat...
Title:Nursing History For Contemporary Role DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 5, 2016Publisher:Springer Publishing Co., Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826132375

ISBN - 13:9780826132376


Table of Contents



ForewordJulie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN



SECTION I: Late 19th and Early 20th Century

1. Minority Nurses in Diverse Communities: Mary Elizabeth Tyler and the Whittier Centre in Early 20th-Century Philadelphia

J. Margo Brooks Carthon

2. The Origins of Public Health Nursing: Meeting the Health Needs of Small Town America

Sandra B. Lewenson

3. School Nursing: A Challenging Strategy in Rural Health Care in the United States

Mary Eckenrode Gibson

SECTION II: The World at War

4. Wartime Nursing: Feeding as Forgotten Practice

Jane Brooks

5. Lives Not Worth Living: Ethical Dilemmas of Nursing in Nazi Germany

Linda Shields and Susan Benedict

SECTION III: Mid-20th Century

6. Toward Community-Based Practice: The Changing Role of the Registered Nurse in Psychiatry and Mental Health

Kylie M. Smith and Geertje Boschma

7. Educational Pathways for Differentiated Nursing Practice: A Continuing Dilemma

April D. Matthias

8. “On Such Teachers Rests the Future of Nursing”: Preparing Faculty for Associate Degree Programs at the Mid-20th Century

Annemarie McAllister

SECTION IV: The 1960s and Beyond

9. Professionalism and Practice: Neonatal Nursing and Newborn Critical Care

Briana Ralston Smith

10. Nurses Politically Engaged: Lillie Johnson and Sickle Cell Activism

Karen Flynn

11. Health Care as Women’s Rights: The Maternity Care Coalition—The Philadelphia Story

Linda Tina Maldonado and Barbra Mann Wall