Ordered to Care The Dilemma of American Nursing, 1850-1945

ISBN-10: 0521335655

ISBN-13: 9780521335652

Edition: 1987

Authors: Susan M. Reverby

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An engaging study of the dilemmas faced by American nursing, which examines the ideology, practice, and efforts at reform of both trained and untrained nurses in the years between 1850 and 1945. Ordered to Care provides an overall history of nursing's development and places that growth within the context of new questions raised by women's history and the social history of health care. Building upon extensive use of primary and quantitative data, the author creates a collective portrait of nursing, from the work of the individual nurse to the political efforts of its organizations. Dr. Reverby contends that nursing's contemporary difficulties are caused by its historical obligation to care in a society that refuses to value caring. She examines the historical consequences of this critical dilemma and concludes with a discussion of why nursing will have to move beyond its obligation to care, and what the implications of this change would be for all of us.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

List of tables and figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction: the dilemma of caring
The Nurse and the Hospital Before Training
'Professed' nursing: from duty to trade
Chaos and order in hospital nursing
The Trained Nurse: An Apprentice to Duty
Character as skill: the ideology of discipline
Training as work: the pupil nurse as hospital machine
'Strangers to Boston': who becomes a nurse
Nursing as work: divisions in the occupation
The 'Re-Forming' of Nursing
Professionalization and its discontents
Nursing efficiency as the link between service and science
The limits of 'collaborative relationships'
Great transformation, small change
Conclusion
Appendix
Notes
Note on sources
Select bibliography of primary sources
Index
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