1st Edition

Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing NIP

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014!

    2014 winner of the American Association for the History of Nursing’s Mary M. Roberts Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing!

    The Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the art and science of nursing history, as a generation of researchers turn to the history of nursing with new paradigms and methodological tools.

    Inviting readers to consider new understandings of the historical work and worth of nursing in a larger global context, this ground-breaking volume illuminates how research into the history of nursing moves us away from a reductionist focus on diseases and treatments and towards more inclusive ideas about the experiences of illnesses on individuals, families, communities, voluntary organizations, and states at the bedside and across the globe. An extended introduction by the editors provides an overview and analyzes the key themes involved in the transmission of ideas about the care of the sick. Organized into four parts, and addressing nursing around the globe, it covers:

    • New directions in the history of nursing;
    • New methodological approaches;
    • The politics of nursing knowledge;
    • Nursing and its relationship to social practice.

    Exploring themes of people, practice, politics and places, this cutting edge volume brings together the best of nursing history scholarship, and is a vital reference for all researchers in the field, and is also relevant to those studying on nursing history and health policy courses.

    Section 1: New Directions in the Global History of Nursing 1. 19th – early 20th Century Colonialism  Winifred C. Connerton  2. Wartime Nursing and Power Kara Dixon Vuic  Section 2: New Methodological Approaches in the History of Nursing  3. Nurses and Nursing in Literary and Cultural Studies  Thomas Lawrence Long  4. Commemorating Canadian Nurse Casualties During and After the First World War: Nurses’ Perspective  Dianne Dodd  5. Searching for Connectivity: Using Historical Methods and Social Network Analysis to Uncover New Discoveries in Community Organizing   J. Margo Brooks Carthon and Katherine Abbott  Section 3: The Politics of Nursing Knowledge  6. "Intelligent interest in their own affairs": The First World War, The British Journal of Nursing and the Pursuit of Nursing Knowledge  Christine E. Hallett  7. Engendering Health: Pronatalist Politics and the History of Nursing and Midwifery in Colonial Senegal, 1914-1967  Jonathan Cole  8. Windsor’s Metropolitan Demonstration School and the Reform of Nursing Education in Canada, 1944-1970  Steven Palmer  9. Conflicting Christian and Scientific Nursing Concepts in West Germany, 1945–1970  Susanne Kreutzer  Section 4: Nursing and the "Practice Turn"  10. Protestant Nursing Care in Germany in the 19th Century – Concepts and Social Practice  Karen Nolte  11. Agentes de Enlace: Nursing Professionalization and Public Health in 1940s and 1950s Argentina  Jonathan Hagood  12. A Mission to Nurse: The Mission Hospital’s Role in the Development of Nursing in South Africa c. 1948-1975  Helen Sweet  13. Nursing and the "Hearts and Minds" Campaign: The Malayan Emergency, 1948-1958  Rosemary Wall and Anne Marie Rafferty  14. Community Mental Health post-1950: Reconsidering Nurses’ and Consumers’ Identity  Geertje Boschma


    Patricia D’Antonio is Killebrew-Centis Endowed Term Chair in Undergraduate Nursing Education, and Chair at the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is the editor of the Nursing History Review, official journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing.

    Julie A. Fairman is Nightingale Professor of Nursing and Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

    Jean C. Whelan is Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing and the Assistant Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

    ‘Each article is well written and extensively documented. The editors/nurse historians have selected stellar pieces of historical research to craft a cutting-edge work that will be appreciated by undergraduates, graduates, and researchers of nursing, nursing history, and health policy. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All nursing students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.’ D.B. Hamilton, emerita, Western Michigan University, in CHOICE, March 2014