am a first year nursing student who is having
a little trouble with an assignment that I am
doing. The question I have to answer is "how have
feminists contributed to the discipline of nursing?"
If you have any information or any good websites
that I could visit, that would be greatly appreciated.
think that different feminist have contributed
to nursing in new and different ways. In general,
I think that feminists have one, tried to make
nursing a career that gets the respect and compensation
that it deserves; and, two, make nursing a humane
profession - with benefits, good hours, etc. Also,
historically nursing was a male profession, so
the fact that is has been opened up to women is
no doubt a feminist accomplishment.
the Readers Companion to US Women's History,
there is a section on nursing, which talks about
women lobbying for formal nursing training, the
creation of the American Nurses Association and
the entry, but first barring, of black women from
the nursing profession. I hope that helps - good