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Nursing Interventions Through Time: History as Evidence

by Patricia D'Antonio and Sandra Lewenson Springer Publishing Company
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Named a 2011 Choice Outstanding Academic Title! Designated a Doody's Core Title! 'This is a must-read for nurses who are interested in where nursing has been and what nurses have done to get to the present day. ' Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's Nursing has a rich history that consistently informs contemporary practice and standards. This book, by examining pivotal historical interventions across the spectrum of clinical care, allows nurses of today to incorporate the wisdom of the past into their own daily work. Maternal-child health programs, palliative care, tuberculosis, medications, pediatric care, and diabetes care, and more are discussed. This invaluable resource documents how and why specific nursing interventions came about, what aspects of these interventions are utilized today and why, and how nurses of the past have addressed and solved the challenges of practice, from adapting to new technologies to managing the tension of the nurse-physician relationship. Learn how nurses of the past 150 years have combated the challenges of: Providing care to victims of pandemics, such as yellow fever, tuberculosis, and influenzaAdapting to new medical practices and technologies throughout the 20th centuryIntegrating cultural sensitivity into clinical care for special populations and underserved communitiesBringing public health services to rural communities Fighting for public health policies that support hospice services in the United States

Section 1: Threads of Continuity Chapter 1: Mothers and Babies Chapter 2: Palliative Care and the Hospice Movement Chapter 3: Treating Tuberculosis: Infectious Disease -- Then and Now Section 2: Interventions and Context Chapter 4: Administering Medications: Judgment and Autonomy Chapter 5: Children with Pneumonia: Hospital Care and Pediatric Nursing Chapter 6: On Technology and Caring for the Critically Ill Section 3: What Nurses Did Chapter 7: Diabetes Care before Insulin Chapter 8: The Hospital Care of Obstetric Patients in Early to Mid-20th Century America Chapter 9: For Patients with Fever at Home Chapter 10: Patients in the ICU: Caring in the Latter 20th century

Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN is Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Director, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. She is the editor of Nursing History Review, the official journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing. Dr. D'Antonio's clinical specialty is adult psychiatric/mental health nursing, which she is a clinical specialist in. Her teaching work includes course director for 'History and Health Policy,' 'Introduction to Professional Nursing,' and associate faculty for 'Nursing and Inquiry.' She is the lead editor of Nurses' Work: Issues Across Time and Place (Springer, 06) and author of Founding Friends: Families, Staff, and Patients at the Friends Asylum in Early 19th Century Philadelphia (Lehigh University Press, 06). Another book, the result of NIH-funded research, is forthcoming: American Nursing: Neighborhood Work and National Mission. She has published in Journal of Women's History, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, The Canadian Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Nursing Research, The American Journal of Nursing, Nursing Inquiry, Lancet, and the Nursing History Review. A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. D'Antonio sits on the advisory board of the United Kingdom Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery, and serves on numerous editorial boards and review committees. Her awards include the 'Best of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship - Profession and Society'; the 'Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellowship' from University of Virginia; the 'Lavinia Dock Award' from the American Association for the History of Nursing; and an AJN 'Book of the Year award' for her co-edited, Enduring Issues in American Nursing (Springer). Sandra Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, and lead editor of Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Research a 2008 AJNN Book of the Year Award winner. Lewenson weaves nursing history into her courses on decision-making, nursing education, and nursing research. She recently served as the President of the American Association for the History of Nursing and continues to be actively involved in this organization. Her research interests include nursing's historical political activity, the integration of nursing history into the curriculum, the evidence of nursism and its influence on the profession, and the history of nursing education in the US. She has received the Outstanding Scholarship and Research Award, Teachers College, Columbia University; inducted into the Hall of Fame, Alumni Association, Hunter College; and received the American Association for the History of Nursing 'Lavinia Dock Award' for Historical Scholarship and Research in Nursing. Dr. Lewenson is a member of the American Academy of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.