Men in Nursing Historical Timeline - page 2
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Men in Nursing: A Historical Time Line The world's first nursing school founded in India about 250 B.C. Only men were considered "pure" enough to become nurses. Ancient Rome The term "nosocomial" meaning "hospital... Read More
- 0Aug 7, '08 by OldcatHello,
I registered only to get a useful reference about James Derham.
I'm studying nursing in Stockholm Karolinska, and wish to get something more about nursing history than "digest" from nightingale.
Is there a book that describe in detail Derham's life ? A book that I can use as a reference.
- 1Feb 26, '10 by CammerQuote from Aaron86Despite the good that Florence did for the nursing profession, along with it came some things that were not-so-good. For example, the belief and subsequent stereotyping of nurses as female and a handmaiden or servant to the physician. This had many long standing ramifications that are still being fought back against today.It is interesting how, according to nursing school, the nursing pofession always seems to start with nightingale.
I was not aware that nursing was a predominately male practice before the civil war.
Very useful information
One of the best things that could happen to nursing today, as a profession, is for the general public to be educated to the fact that nursing has only been female dominated over the last century or so. There are many advantages of a heterozygous nursing culture that we are unable to take advantage of because of the sexual polarity within the profession and public education could go a long way towards resolving this issue.
It is time we move past the sexism and advance our profession to the truly enlightened status that it deserves.
- 0Jul 23, '10 by totallackofsurpriseSO GLAD to see this on here. Probably no one but male nurses is reading it, which is too bad... I HATE the exclusive emphasis on Florence Nightingale, like she was the only person from the dawn of time, to ever start organized caregiving! Florence Nightingale is NOT why I went into nursing. As a nurse and as a woman, I think the emphasis on her holds the profession back.
- 0Oct 16, '10 by CareteamRN70I think one of my favorite male nurses do to the depth of his compassion was Walt Whitman 1819-1892. He became a nurse after seeing the wounded after a battle in the Civil War while looking for his brother. He served as a nurse to the US Army out of Washington DC and his remembrances of those time are detailed in his work Specimen days which can be read in full
http://www.bartleby.com/229/index.html#I These are just short insights he made during the civil war.
AN interesting article that weaves Whiman in with Barton and Dix and Nursing at that time.