On All Frontiers: Four Centuries of Canadian Nursing

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Since the founding of the first hospital by the Augustine nuns in 1637, nurses have contributed greatly to the quality of life of Canadians. From the midwives of early Canada to contemporary public health nurses, and from remote northern outposts to the battlefields of Europe, On All Frontiers documents the hardships, challenges, and achievements of Canadian nurses over four centuries. Researched and written by nurses and historians, this unparalleled book brings together a vast body of research into one volume. Fourteen chapters and 28 vignettes, richly illustrated with fascinating archival photographs and paintings, form this compelling overview of Canadian nursing. This is a must for nurses, history buffs, and anyone whose life has been touched by a nurse.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780776605913
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2005
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Christina Bates is the curator for Ontario history at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and is the author of Out of Old Ontario Kitchens. She is chair of the Canadian Nursing History Collection Committee, and curator of the “A Caring Profession” exhibition on the history of Canadian nursing.

Dianne Dodd (PhD Carleton) is a historian for Parks Canada, Historic Sites and Coordinator of the Women’s History Initiative.

Nicole Rousseau, BA, BSc Santé (Nursing), MN, PhD (Nursing) is retired following a career as a professor at the Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université Laval.

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