Historically, the nursing practice wasn’t seen as a professional job, but leaders such as Nightingale and Barton paved a path for the nursing practice to continue its growth and become stronger. Simple hand washing provided by Nightingale reduced infections caused by operations while Barton helped to establish the American Red Cross (Pearson, 2015) which to this day continues to provide aid to those in need around the world. Contemporary issues for nursing are typically within the healthcare setting.
In the hospital patient and the health professional that patients have a certain specific right and must be treated as a person with dignity. They are neither mere objects to be manipulated by a professional nor subservient individual who has waived their right simple by becoming hospital patient. In Confucius ' teachings, ritual encompassed both moral practices, respect and traditional values. Confucius taught that there were mutual obligations arising between members of social relationships, for example, as between Husband and Wife, Parents and Children, Older Brother and Younger Brother, and so on. From the reads, Lisa’s articles and confess it seems both theories describes the values and morals and the relationship of humanity. However, in the article in defense of the traditional nurse, writing by Lisa H. Newton, she shows that nurse should be fully traditional become a nurturing synthetic mother of the patient.
Also establishing the women's trade union league and the children's bureau to work on the women's rights and welfare to children. In addition to end the practice of child labor. She has also formed the American Union against Militarism. August 29, 1914, her and Fanny Garrison led a march of more than 1000 women in New York City to protest the war. Let's not forget she joined women's peace party, later helping create the women's international league for peace and freedom(WILPF). The follow up of series of nursing lectures she organized in 1910, led to establishing a department of nursing in health at the Teachers College of Columbia
Mary Mahoney began her training as a nurse in March, 1878 at the New England Hospital for Women and Children nursing school (AAR, 1845). Though she started out working at a hospital performing non-nursing duties such as cooking and cleaning she also developed great desires of becoming a nurse. The nursing program that
Nursing has changed over time from the instruments that are used, the process that procedures are done, and many medical advances. Nursing back in the Florence Nightingale days did not have specialties like we do today either. Nursing has a whole has progressed significantly since then. I believe that the history of nursing is important because we as nurses need to know where we come from and how this profession became what it is today. Without many prominent nurses such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Breckinridge, Agatha Cobourg Hodgins, and Adda Eldredge nursing would not be what it is today. The American Association for the History of Nursing is an association that nurses can join if they have an interest in the history of
Lillian Wald was a nurse who saw first hand the poor conditions of people living in the cities. Wald saw the need for healthcare among the large Jewish immigrant population in New York City. From this point, she worked to extend the services of public health nurses and in 1902, she initiated the first American public school nursing program in NYC. The program was very successful as…..and due to its success, Wald molded a great model and her idea set off a chain reaction. In response to her idea, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company began a nursing service for its industrial policyholders. Met Life’s following of Wald’s school nursing program inspired other insurance companies to do the same. In 1910, as a result of a series of nursing lectures
The field of nursing has its origins dating back to the 19th century. This is when women reformers wanted to make a difference in social and political issues. To have an active voice in the process, these individuals had to have a strong sense of independence and determination. At the same time, many ethical beliefs shaped the views of individuals who wanted to make a difference (i.e.
Lillian Wald was a pioneer in the field of public health nursing in the early 20th century, generating work that impacted her generation and the entire nursing profession. Her early influences and experiences shaped her into a devoted nurse with innovative and audacious strategies to address pervasive health problems. She was an influential force in the community she served and on the development of the public health agencies in NYC. Nationally, her long-term impact can be seen in areas relating to the professionalization of nursing: the well-being of consumers, nursing research, nursing education, autonomy and specialization, and the establishment of professional organizations. She became known, through her work, as a social reformer, a pacifist, a feminist and a diplomat, but she was always a first and foremost a nurse.
In 1873 there were four hospitals with a school of nursing with in them. These hospitals were the New England Hospital for Women and Children; Massachusetts General Hospital; New Haven Hospital; and Bellevue Hospital.( 1996.Nursing. Dictionary of American History) The number of hospitals and hospital with nursing schools inside of them increased, because the hospitals soon found that the mortality and morbidity decreased with improved nursing care.( Nursing. Dictionary of American History) The shaping and molding of the nursing profession made the hospitals that we know today to be possible. In the 1860’s and 1870’s more Americans went to the hospitals for treatment because of the emphasis on hospital cleanliness, and the professional nurse.( Kellison, Kimberly. 1997-1998) Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first black graduate nurse in 1879.( Hine, Darlene,C., 1996) From 1893 to 1900 the number of nursing schools inside hospitals increased 225 to 432, and the number of hospitals increased from 178 to over 4000.( 1996.Nursing. Dictionary of American History) Nursing became considerably more popular and “by 1920, 54,953 women were in nursing
She provided research for 50 years providing the framework for adult nursing. Nancy always new from a young age nursing was something she wanted to do. She went to school for only two years unlike today where most nurses need to go to school for at least four years. As said before she did not like going from ward to ward learning and getting the so called experience, she felt that going to difference wards was more of a commodity rather then a learning experience. She then decided to come up with something that every patient needed in their care no matter what was their
I completely agree with you that she made great contributions to the public health/ community health nursing. I think she was quite intelligent for pushing the need for sanitation and hygiene because microbes at the time were very detrimental to people who were ill. Her push helped to keep cleanliness and decrease the risks of microbes interfering with patients. I felt that it was thoughtful of Nightingale to believe that nurses should have one-on-one time with their patients and get to know them. Lillian Wald also had a kind heart towards patients. She helped out a mother when no other nurse did without a second thought and showed how nurses should behave. I agree as well that she made a great contribution by bringing social reform and providing
Public health focuses on disease prevention and health promotion (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2013). Lillian Wald, the mother of public health nursing, believed public health nursing, unlike other specialties of nursing, focuses on care of individuals and entire communities. Wald also felt public health nurses must care for the individual, as well as the entire community in which they live. And she further expressed that in order for public health nurses to be effective, the nurse must not only care for the sick, but also address the social and economic issues within their lives and the communities in which they lived (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2013). Public health nurses today by and large continue to believe the precepts of Lillian Wald, including
The nursing profession has been around for a very long time. Through many changes and reforms, it has drastically evolved into the nursing profession we have today. Nurses have an important role within the healthcare industry in the treatment and medical care of the sick. These trusted healthcare professionals continue to make up the largest majority of the healthcare field, as well as the fastest growing occupation. Nursing is a job that allows people to not only care for the sick but also to experience, learn and further their interest in the human body. This course has definitely provided me an insight to the roots of the profession I would like to pursue. I think it is important to know the history of nursing to understand fully on the problems that are affecting the profession. I believe that we cannot effectively address important issues without a foundation of historical knowledge. In other words, by examining the nursing history, I will be able to appreciate my important role as a nurse in the healthcare system. The topics I will be including in my reflection are the works of Florence Nightingale, the affects of World War II, the challenges of Filipinos aspiring to be nurses, and excerpts in Chapter 10 of “A History of American Nursing.”