Her main goal was to help and care for the wounded. During the battle, she and other nurses helped to establish a field hospital. Sadly, while helping those in need, she caught a bullet in her left ankle. Surprisingly, the raging pain from the bullet did not even stop her concentration towards helping others, but later on, to her dismay, she was forced to receive treatment for her wound.
Clara Barton had many different sources of inspiration for her career in nursing. Barton was a person of strong values since her youngest years, and her family had a huge impact on all of her choices and ways of thinking. Evans writes about a serious incident in Barton’s life that occurred when she was 11 years old that nobody knew would have such a huge impact on her career goals. Barton’s brother suffered a major head injury, and through the whole healing process she learned from the doctor and his staff on how to be the best and most appropriate nurse for her brother. The whole two years of her brother’s recovery Barton learned how to most efficiently care for her brother’s sensitivities, which advanced her patience and ability to handle extensive injuries. This event in her life led her to have a strong will to help those in need of medical assistance
Did you ever wonder what Dorothea Dix job was like as a nurse? Well i'm going to be telling you not only about her job i'm going to be talking about her life. I'm going to be talking about Dorothea Dix, she was a nurse of the civil war. The topics I'm going to be talking about are Helping the sick, When she got on the battlefield, and the end of her life.
Born Clarissa Harlowe Barton, better known as Clara, was born on Christmas day 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She was the youngest of five siblings. Clara’s father, Captain Steven, served in the Indian Wars, was a very wealthy businessman and great community leader. Her mother is Sarah (Stone) Barton. Her four older siblings started educating Clara when she was just four years old. Clara had a talent for words and was really good at spelling. When Clara was eleven years old her brother David got really ill. She helped for two years to nurse him back to health before a doctor got involved and used a method called hydrotherapy that cured him in a matter of weeks. This was her first experience in nursing that started Clara’s love for helping people in need. As Clara got older her shyness started to affect her education at the private boarding school her father sent her to hoping to further her education. After realizing Clara’s shyness affected many parts of her life, her mom had her examined by a phrenologist (person who studies
Over 150 years ago a woman named Clara Barton repeatedly defied the odds stacked against females, reinventing herself time and time again. After a career as an educator and clerk in the US Patent Office Clara Barton began her work with the Ladies’ Aid Society delivering supplies to soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Her compassion and devotion to humankind soon transformed this supply service into a career as a Civil War Nurse. She solicited donations and used her own money to purchase supplies needed to care for the wounded. She routinely placed herself in harm’s way to deliver supplies and render aid to those in need regardless of where their loyalties lay. She took the initiative to record the names of men who and died and where they were buried, she documented the conditions of the hospitals where the wounded were being treated. She worked to educate former slaves and prepare them for their new life of freedom. After the war she helped locate missing soldiers, providing comfort to grieving families. In time she founded the American Red Cross.
On April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a baby girl named Elizabeth Smith was born. Her house was full, as she was one of seven children and a daughter to a Baptist minister. At age nine, Elizabeth lost her mother and one of her brothers. To make ends meet, she and her brother, Andrew, began to perform on the streets: She sang and danced and he played the guitar. As she grew older, Elizabeth went by the nickname ‘Bessie.’
Imogene King was born in 1921in Iowa. Growing up, she dreamed of being a teacher but began nursing school to escape her small town life. She graduated with a diploma in nursing in 1945, then three years later earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education and worked as medical-surgical instructor and an assistant director at St. John’s School of Nursing until 1958, fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a teacher wither nursing career. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing in 1957 and a doctorate in education in 1961 (Imogene King, 2011). King then became an associate professor at Loyola University in Chicago and formed a master’s degree program that was based on her nursing concepts, which later became the framework for her theory.
Clara worked hard to become the pioneering nurse. She knew she wanted to take care of people when she had taken care of her brother for three years. Her brother David fell off of a barn roof and wasn’t expected to live. Clara stayed by his side and took good care of him. When she heard that Southern sympathizers attacked soldiers from Massachusetts Regiment she decided to tend to the wounded.
Doris is my great-great aunt born on November 25, 1917, in Salina, Kansas. Nowadays if someone is born anywhere other than a hospital it is weird, but then it was not. Doris was born in her house. She lived in a 2-story house with a “big room”, also known as a living room, on the main floor and one bedroom upstairs. Doris’s family consisted of 5 people altogether: Mom, Hilma; Dad, Carl; 2 brothers (LeRoy, they also called him Sandy, and Lauren), and Doris. Doris was the youngest by eleven years. She lived in Salina during the Dust Bowl, she was 12 years old when the first storm hit.
This life story is about the wonderful lady named Mrs. Doris Knight, who currently lives at the Assisted Living in Bourbonnais. The purpose of the project is to learn about Doris Knight’s life, her family, and changes she have seen. In the this paper, it will include Mrs. Doris’s childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, middle age, older adulthood, and other aspects of her life journey. Mrs. Doris knight would like to thank her children and family for being so gracious and helpful during her lifetime. Especially during this latest challenge. She is also thankful for the staff at the Assisted Living Bourbonnais nursing home who is providing her comfort and respect during this time.
Joan Furey had wanted to be a nurse ever since she was young. She was inspired by a movie called So Proudly We Hail! and it was the first time she realized that women could do courageous things too. She was interested in joining the Army after hearing about student protests of Vietnam. Joan was confident that her country was in Vietnam for a reason and they were doing good. She was met with support from her family but not everyone approved of the military. She then went to Vietnam to become one of the eleven thousand women to serve during the Vietnam war. When she was in Vietnam she tended to anyone who needed help, even civilians and North Vietnamize soldiers. The hardest patients to work with were the “expected” ones. If they were given this
Anderson strive everyday to have a degree recognized and to prove that women should be allowed into the work field not knowing yet that she would one day get her wish (Autograph). Elizabeth was originally denied entry into the British Medical Association but later became president of the East Anglican branch of the facility. Anything can be accomplished with hard work and determination (Elizabeth Garret Anderson/ Dr).
Imogene King was not only involved in nursing for 60 years, but she was a leader in nursing right from her start in the diploma program at St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri. King saw nursing as a challenge. She credits her Jesuit education, her perception of personal
Ernestine Wiedenbach was a nursing leader. She was born on August 18, 1900 in Hamburg, Germany. She moved to New York, United States in 1909. She graduated nursing from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1925 and certified nurse midwife from maternity center association school nurse-midwife in New York 1946. She began her career as a maternity nursing instructor at Yale faculty in 1952. In 1954 and 1956, she worked as an assistant professor of obstetrics nursing and an associate professor respectively (Sante, 2011).