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On Duty: Power, Politics, and the History of Nursing in New Jersey
     

On Duty: Power, Politics, and the History of Nursing in New Jersey

by Frances Ward
 

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ISBN-10: 0813544912

ISBN-13: 9780813544915

Pub. Date: 05/13/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


In 1886, Newark City Hospital opened a training school for nurses in New Jersey. With the dawn of a new century women began to demand rights that had been denied them, and nurses too demanded changes in health care and higher education. For the first time, On Duty offers a highly readable account of the struggle for professional autonomy by New Jersey nurses and

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In 1886, Newark City Hospital opened a training school for nurses in New Jersey. With the dawn of a new century women began to demand rights that had been denied them, and nurses too demanded changes in health care and higher education. For the first time, On Duty offers a highly readable account of the struggle for professional autonomy by New Jersey nurses and reveals how their political and legislative battles mirrored the struggle of women throughout the country to redefine their roles in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813544915
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

Exhilarated, Exhausted :The Pioneers, 1882-1900

Stepping Out, Agitating: 1901-1920

Orphan in the Storm: 1920-1940

Building the Modern World: 1940-1960

Expanding Roles: 1960-1980

Autonomy: Into the Twenty-first Century

The Door of Last Resort

Notes

Index

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