The American Nurse

Author: Carolyn Jones
Publisher: Welcome Books
ISBN: 1599621215
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

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

American Nursing

Author: Vern L. Bullough, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826117473
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Empire of Care

Author: Catherine Ceniza Choy
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822384410
Release Date: 2003-01-10
Genre: Medical

In western countries, including the United States, foreign-trained nurses constitute a crucial labor supply. Far and away the largest number of these nurses come from the Philippines. Why is it that a developing nation with a comparatively greater need for trained medical professionals sends so many of its nurses to work in wealthier countries? Catherine Ceniza Choy engages this question through an examination of the unique relationship between the professionalization of nursing and the twentieth-century migration of Filipinos to the United States. The first book-length study of the history of Filipino nurses in the United States, Empire of Care brings to the fore the complicated connections among nursing, American colonialism, and the racialization of Filipinos. Choy conducted extensive interviews with Filipino nurses in New York City and spoke with leading Filipino nurses across the United States. She combines their perspectives with various others—including those of Philippine and American government and health officials—to demonstrate how the desire of Filipino nurses to migrate abroad cannot be reduced to economic logic, but must instead be understood as a fundamentally transnational process. She argues that the origins of Filipino nurse migrations do not lie in the Philippines' independence in 1946 or the relaxation of U.S. immigration rules in 1965, but rather in the creation of an Americanized hospital training system during the period of early-twentieth-century colonial rule. Choy challenges celebratory narratives regarding professional migrants’ mobility by analyzing the scapegoating of Filipino nurses during difficult political times, the absence of professional solidarity between Filipino and American nurses, and the exploitation of foreign-trained nurses through temporary work visas. She shows how the culture of American imperialism persists today, continuing to shape the reception of Filipino nurses in the United States.

Saving Lives

Author: Sandy Summers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199337064
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Medical

Examines the portrayal of nurses in the mass media, and the misconceptions that it fosters in the way that they are perceived by patients in comparison to the vital role that they actually play in saving lives.

Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements

Author: American Nurses Association
Publisher: Nursesbooks.org
ISBN: 9781558101760
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Enduring Issues in American Nursing

Author: Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826116329
Release Date: 2000-12-18
Genre: Medical

Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001 by Choice! "Why turn to the past when attempting to build nursing's future?...To make good decisions in planning nursing's future in the context of our complex health care system, nurses must know the history of the actions being considered, the identities and points of view of the major players, and all the stakes that are at risk. These are the lessons of history." -- from the Introduction This book presents nursing history in the context of problems and issues that persist to this day. Issues such as professional autonomy, working conditions, relationships with other health professionals, appropriate knowledge for education and licensure, gender, class, and race are traced through the stories told in this volume. Each chapter provides a piece of the puzzle that is nursing. The editors, all noted nurse historians and educators, have carefully made selections from the best that has been published in the nursing and health care literature.

No Time for Fear

Author: Diane Burke Fessler
Publisher: MSU Press
ISBN: 9781628952544
Release Date: 1997-05-31
Genre: History

No Time for Fear summons the voices of more than 100 women who served as nurses overseas during World War II, letting them tell their story as no one else can. Fessler has meticulously compiled and transcribed more than 200 interviews with American military nurses of the Army, Army Air Force, and Navy who were present in all theaters of WWII. Their stories bring to life horrific tales of illness and hardship, blinding blizzards, and near starvation—all faced with courage, tenacity, and even good humor. This unique oral-history collection makes available to readers an important counterpoint to the seemingly endless discussions of strategy, planning, and troop movement that often characterize discussions of the Second World War.

American Indian Health and Nursing

Author: Margaret P. Moss
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826129846
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Medical

The average life expectancy of a male born on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota today is 40 years old—the 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 health—physical, 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.

Ordered to Care

Author: Susan Reverby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521335655
Release Date: 1987-08-28
Genre: Medical

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.

A History of American Nursing

Author: Deborah Judd
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449694401
Release Date: 2013-03-11
Genre: Medical

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

Nursing Administration

Author: American Nurses Association
Publisher: Nursesbooks.org
ISBN: 9781558102675
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

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.

Professional Nursing

Author: Beth Perry Black
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455702701
Release Date: 2013-01-24
Genre: Medical

Rev. ed. of: Professional nursing / Kay Kittrell Chitty, Beth Perry Black. 6th ed. c2011.

Community Public Health Nursing Practice

Author: Frances A. Maurer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455707621
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

A practical approach helps you learn and apply core concepts of community and public health nursing. This text emphasizes both community and family as client, so you'll gain a solid understanding of these important specialties. Numerous real-life examples demonstrate your roles and responsibilities as a community health nurse.

Nursing

Author: American Nursing Association Staff
Publisher:
ISBN: 1558106197
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Nursing

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.