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The Resource Nursing rural America : perspectives from the early 20th century, John C. Kirchgessner, Arlene W. Keeling, editors

Nursing rural America : perspectives from the early 20th century, John C. Kirchgessner, Arlene W. Keeling, editors

Label
Nursing rural America : perspectives from the early 20th century
Title
Nursing rural America
Title remainder
perspectives from the early 20th century
Statement of responsibility
John C. Kirchgessner, Arlene W. Keeling, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tracing the history of nursing in rural America during the first half of the 20th century, this well-researched book describes how nurses shaped health care delivery in remote, isolated rural settings, and analyzes how insights from their remarkable achievements in the face of formidable barriers can be applied to health care today. The book examines the multiple factors that influenced how and why nurses responded to the health care needs of rural residents, with coverage of rural nursing from the advent of the American Red Cross to Mary Breckinridge and her legendary Frontier Nursing Service; from rural Maine to the Navajo reservation in the Four Corners region. Through case histories, it depicts how nurses, working in the hinterlands of place, race, class, and ethnicity, broke geographic, cultural, and economic barriers to provide quality care. Based on nine actual case histories throughout America, the book identifies how nursing care was delivered to rural communities during the first five decades of the 20th century (before the advent of Medicare and Medicaid), and analyzes the impact of gender, class, race, policy, and place on rural health care delivery. It describes how nurses used ingenuity and self-reliance in order to practice to the full extent of their education, and explains how they provided access to care and health education in the face of many barriers. By documenting the reality of rural nursing in several different areas of the country and within multiethnic populations, the book also fills a gap in health care history. It provides historical primary source data that supports concepts, theory, and practice in rural nursing today. The book also highlights nurses' advocacy for their often disenfranchised patients, and examines how we can learn from their achievements to provide quality health care today"--Provided by publisher
Dewey number
362.1/04257
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kirchgessner, John C.,
  • Keeling, Arlene Wynbeek
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural nursing
  • Rural health services
Label
Nursing rural America : perspectives from the early 20th century, John C. Kirchgessner, Arlene W. Keeling, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Town and country nursing : community participation and nurse recruitment / Sandra B. Lewenson -- Public nursing in rural Wisconsin : stretched beyond health instruction / Rima D. Apple -- School nursing in Virginia : hookworm, tooth decay and tonsillectomies / Mary E. Gibson -- Nursing in the Schoolfield Mill Village : cotton and welfare / Sarah White Craig -- Care in the coal fields : promoting health through sanitation and nutrition / John C. Kirchgessner -- Mary Breckenridge and the frontier nursing service : saddlebags and swinging bridges / Anne Z. Cockerham -- Migrant nursing in the Great Depression : shantytowns and suitcase camps / Arlene W. Keeling -- Nursing in West Texas : trains, tumbleweeds, and rattlesnakes / Melissa McIntire Sherrod -- Nursing the Navajo : dust storms and gully washouts / Arlene W. Keeling
Control code
ocn884274142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (170 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826196156
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884274142
Label
Nursing rural America : perspectives from the early 20th century, John C. Kirchgessner, Arlene W. Keeling, editors
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Town and country nursing : community participation and nurse recruitment / Sandra B. Lewenson -- Public nursing in rural Wisconsin : stretched beyond health instruction / Rima D. Apple -- School nursing in Virginia : hookworm, tooth decay and tonsillectomies / Mary E. Gibson -- Nursing in the Schoolfield Mill Village : cotton and welfare / Sarah White Craig -- Care in the coal fields : promoting health through sanitation and nutrition / John C. Kirchgessner -- Mary Breckenridge and the frontier nursing service : saddlebags and swinging bridges / Anne Z. Cockerham -- Migrant nursing in the Great Depression : shantytowns and suitcase camps / Arlene W. Keeling -- Nursing in West Texas : trains, tumbleweeds, and rattlesnakes / Melissa McIntire Sherrod -- Nursing the Navajo : dust storms and gully washouts / Arlene W. Keeling
Control code
ocn884274142
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (170 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826196156
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)884274142

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