Nursing the Finest Art: An Illustrated History traces the social, political, and economic history of nursing from its origins through contemporary practices – covering all specialties and settings. Few nursing history books include complete coverage from Prehistoric times through present day, making this book a fascinating journey through the profession. Thoroughly updated with almost 95% new artwork! Makes a great gift!
•Over 400 fine art images encompassing nurses in history through present
time and around the globe.
•Timelines summarizing each era at a glance before each chapter let you know where to find key information about nursing history and facilitate easy review.
New to this Edition
•4 all-new units focusing on:
•The Nursing Transformation
•The Healing Spirit of Nursing
•A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare
•An Epilogue, bringing closure to the text
•Foreword written by renowned historian Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN; Professor
Emeritus; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
•New and more images of nursing history throughout the world
Table of Contents
1. The Origin of Nursing
2. Nursing in a Christian World
3. Nursing in Transition
4. Development of Nursing in America
5. Nurses in Wars
6. Nursing in an Era of Change and Challenge
7. The Nursing Transformation
8. the Healing Spirit of Nursing
9. A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare
By M. Patricia Donahue, PhD, RN, FAAN