Place and Practice in Canadian Nursing History

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The close association between nurses and hospitals obscures the diversity and complexity of nursing work in other contexts. This collection looks at nurses and nursing in a wide range of settings from the mid-1800s to the 1970s, including indigenous women on the Canadian prairies; First World War nurses posted overseas; outpost nurses in rural and remote areas of Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec; public health nurses in Winnipeg; and religious congregations in nursing education...
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Overview

The close association between nurses and hospitals obscures the diversity and complexity of nursing work in other contexts. This collection looks at nurses and nursing in a wide range of settings from the mid-1800s to the 1970s, including indigenous women on the Canadian prairies; First World War nurses posted overseas; outpost nurses in rural and remote areas of Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec; public health nurses in Winnipeg; and religious congregations in nursing education in New Brunswick.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774815581
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Introduction Jayne Elliott Elliott, Jayne Cynthia Toman Toman, Cynthia Meryn Stuart Stuart, Meryn 1

1 "A Loyal Body of Empire Citizens": Military Nurses and Identity at Lemnos and Salonika, 1915-17 Cynthia Toman Toman, Cynthia 8

2 Social Sisters: A Feminist Analysis of the Discourses of Canadian Military Nurse Helen Fowlds, 1915-18 Meryn Stuart Stuart, Meryn 25

3 The Healing Work of Aboriginal Women in Indigenous and Newcomer Communities Kristin Burnett Burnett, Kristin 40

4 Cleansers, Cautious Caregivers, and Optimistic Adventurers: A Proposed Typology of Arctic Canadian Nurses, 1945-70 Myra Rutherdale Rutherdale, Myra 53

5 Region, Faith, and Health: The Development of Winnipeg's Visiting Nursing Agencies, 1897-1926 Marion McKay McKay, Marion 70

6 "Suitable Young Women": Red Cross Nursing Pioneers and the Crusade for Healthy Living in Manitoba, 1920-30 Linda Quiney Quiney, Linda 91

7 The Call of the North: Settlement Nurses in the Remote Areas of Quebec, 1932-72 Johanne Daigle Daigle, Johanne 111

8 (Re)constructing the Identity of a Red Cross Outpost Nurse: The Letters of Louise de Kiriline, 1927-36 Jayne Elliott Elliott, Jayne 136

9 University Nursing Education for Francophones in New Brunswick in the 1960s: The Role of Nuns, Priests, Politicians, and Nurses Anne-Marie Arseneault Arseneault, Anne-Marie 153

Notes 167

Selected Bibliography 205

Contributors 210

Index 212

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