February 25, 2013 by jlapeyre
June 1-3, 2013 Victoria, B.C
For registration info see: http://cahn-achn.ca/annual-conference/
January 30, 2013 by jlapeyre
Historical Walking Tour Event
Focus of the Tour: The History of Health Care in Victoria BC
Description: Victoria is British Columbia’s oldest major city and has a long history of health care. In a 90-minute walk that spans Old Town and Chinatown the tour will discuss First Nations medicine (especially the use of natural remedies), visit Helmcken House (the oldest house in the province and home of Dr. John S. Helmcken, pioneer doctor and founding president of the BC Medical Association), point out the sites of some of the province’s oldest hospitals (including St. Joseph’s, the first Royal Hospital and the Marine Hospital), go to the site of Dr. Helmcken’s office, pass by the sites of several pioneer drug stores, visit a Chinese herbalist shop, and discuss the first Chinese Hospital of the mid-1880s. This tour is led by prominent Victoria historian John Adams.
Date: June 3rd 2013
Location: Meet at the main doors to the Royal Victoria Museum, Belville Street entrance at 3:00 pm. The tour will last until 4:30. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella in case it rains, as well as a rain jacket.
Cost: $20.00 cash on arrival at the tour.
$10.00 of the cost of the tour will go to a scholarship award for a graduating student in the UVic Post RN BSN Diploma Program.
January 22, 2013 by jlapeyre
A cultural history of the nurse’s uniform
By Christina Bates
This first and only in-depth analysis of the attire worn by the largest workforce in the health care system explores the role of the nurse’s uniform in creating nursing identity for over a hundred years.
For ordering information and more information about the author:
Scholarship opportunity: Nursing History Research Unit/ Bourse d’études de l’Unité de recherche sur l’histoire des soins infirmiers
December 7, 2012 by jlapeyre
The Nursing History Research Unit is offering an annual scholarship of $10,000 (maximum) for PhD, MScN, or MA students who want to undertake a thesis project using historical perspectives. MScN and MA students must be in the second year of their program to qualify. Applications must be submitted by 1 May of each year. The successful applicant will be notified late spring and will take up the award the following fall. Award winners may re-apply each year but are not guaranteed funding.
Purpose: To promote the use of historical perspectives on social, cultural, and political aspects of nursing and/or health, broadly defined.
Eligibility Requirements: Students must be
1. Registered full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Health Sciences, History, or Women’s Studies at the University of Ottawa.
2. Committed to research on historical perspectives on social, cultural, and political aspects of health-related topics to develop a critical analysis of contemporary issues
3. Willing to be supervised or co-supervised by a member of the Nursing History Research Unit.
4. Have demonstrated ability in writing in either English or French.
5. Willing to take relevant course(s) offered by the Unit and/or other historical, methodological courses as required by supervisor.
Applicants must submit a two-page (maximum) proposal. The proposal should include:
1. A clear description of the project and the rationale or objectives for the choice of this topic.
2. The importance of the project for the history of health (care) or nursing.
3. A small literature review to indicate some familiarity with the context of the project
4. If possible, an indication of the primary source material to be used.
Applications are subjected to a rigorous review process by a Unit committee and the strength of the proposal will determine its priority for funding.
1. Students must provide proof of current enrollment or intent to enroll in a graduate program in the Faculty of Health Sciences, History, or Women’s Studies at the University of Ottawa.
2. Applications must be completed fully and signed.
3. The application form must be submitted electronically (attached to an email) to Jayne Elliott (email@example.com), Research Facilitator of the Nursing History Research Unit, by 1 May of the year for which the award is requested.
L’Unité de recherche sur l’histoire des soins infirmiers offre une bourse annuelle de 10,000 $ (maximum) aux étudiant-e-s dans un programme de doctorat ou de maîtrise en sciences infirmières ou qui veulent entreprendre un projet de thèse, en matière de santé, en utilisant une perspective historique. Les étudiant-e-s à la maîtrise doivent être dans la deuxième année de leur programme pour être éligibles à cette bourse. Les demandes doivent être soumises avant le 1er mai de chaque année. Les candidat-e-s retenu-e-s seront avisé-e-s à la fin du printemps et recevront leur bourse au début de l’année universitaire en septembre. Les lauréat-e-s au doctorat pourront postuler à chaque année, toutefois sans garanties d’obtenir une autre bourse.
Objectif: promouvoir la recherche qui contribue à l’historiographie en matière de santé selon une histoire sociale, culturelle ou politique.
- Être inscrit-e-s à temps plein dans un programme d’études supérieures de l’Université d’Ottawa – à la Faculté des sciences de la santé, en histoire ou à l’Institut d’études des femmes ;
- Proposer un projet de recherche mettant en valeur le contexte historique sur les aspects sociaux, culturels ou politiques et développer une analyse critique des enjeux contemporains en matière de santé ;
- Rédiger une thèse sous la direction ou la codirection d’un membre de l’Unité de recherche sur l’histoire des soins infirmiers ;
- Maîtriser le français ou l’anglais écrit ;
- Être disposer à prendre des cours d’histoire et/ou de méthodologie offerts par l’École des sciences infirmières ou par le département d’histoire, si le directeur ou co-directeur de thèse le juge pertinent.
Préparation du dossier :
Les candidat-e-s doivent soumettre une proposition de deux pages (maximum), spécifiquement :
- Présenter la thématique à l’étude :
- Description du contexte
- Objectifs visés
- Spécifier l’importance du projet pour l’histoire de la santé ou des soins infirmiers ;
- Inclure une brève revue de la littérature pour indiquer une certaine familiarité avec le sujet à l’étude ;
- Identifier, si possible, les principales sources primaires du corpus à l’étude.
Les demandes seront remises à un comité, formé par les membres de l’Unité, et soumises à un rigoureux processus d’évaluation.
- Fournir une preuve d’inscription ou d’intention à s’inscrire à un programme de la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l’Université d’Ottawa ;
- Remplir et signer le formulaire de demande de bourse ;
Remettre par voie électronique (jointe à un courriel) à Jayne Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org), coordonnatrice de l’Unité de recherche sur l’histoire des soins infirmiers, le dossier avant le 1er mai de l’année pour laquelle la bourse est demandée.
November 27, 2012 by jlapeyre
It is with great sadness that we announce that Beverly passed away on November 22, 2012. Beverly was born in Vancouver and, although she worked in many different places, she remained a proud Vancouverite. Her academic career was stellar. She graduated from John Oliver High School at age 16 with the highest marks in the province. She is a graduate of both UBC and the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing and obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Washington. Beverly travelled the globe working as a nurse educator for WHO, PAHO and other organizations. She was particularly proud of her work in pioneering distance education for nurses, both in Canada and abroad. Beverly obtained her Doctorate in Adult Education in 1969 from UBC. She was subsequently awarded the Order of British Columbia, the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Beverly was head of the nursing school at VGH for many years and loved to tell stories about her experiences there. She was an accomplished author of nursing textbooks and, after her first stroke, self- published two books full of entertaining accounts of her travels and experiences. She was an inspiration to countless nurses as well as to her vast network of friends around the world and, most of all, to her family. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Faith’s Church or the UBC School of Nursing Scholarship Fund would be appreciated.
November 12, 2012 by jlapeyre
Dr. Helen Kathleen Mussallem died peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus on Wednesday November 9th, 2012 in her 98th year. She led CNA as its executive director from 1963 to 1981, a time of tremendous growth for the organization. Across a stellar international career she would become one of the most compelling and influential figures in Canada’s nursing history, and is still Canada’s most decorated nurse. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Nurses Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
For more about Dr. Mussallem’s life and career see: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/helen-mussallem-was-a-decorated-celebrated-altruistic-activist/article5633553/
November 3, 2012 by jlapeyre
Canadian Award Winner at the American Association of the History of Nursing (AAHN):
Congratulations to Carol Helmstadter and Judith Godden for winning the 2012 Lavinia L. Dock Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing for their newly published book, Nursing before Nightingale 1850 -1899.
New Book: China Interrupted Japanese Internment and the Reshaping of a Canadian Missionary Community
October 10, 2012 by jlapeyre
China Interrupted is the story of the richly interwoven lives of Canadian missionaries and their China-born children (mishkids), whose lives and mission were irreversibly altered by their internment as “enemy aliens” of Japan from 1941 to 1945.
Over three hundred Canadians were among the 13,000 civilians interned by the Japanese in China. China Interrupted explores the experiences of a small community of Canadian missionaries who worked in Japanese-occupied China and were profoundly affected by Canada’s entry into the Pacific War. It critically examines the fading years of the missionary movement, beginning with the perspective of Betty Gale and other mishkid nurses whose childhood socialization in China, decision to return during wartime, choice to stay in occupied regions against consular advice, and response to four years of internment reflect the resilience, fragility, and eventual demise of the China missions as a whole.
China Interrupted provides insight into the many ways in which health care efforts in wartime China extended out of the tight-knit missionary community that had been established there decades earlier. Urging readers past a thesis of missions as a tool of imperialism, it offers a more nuanced way of thinking about the relationships among people, institutions, and nations during one of the most important intercultural experiments in Canada’s history.
About Sonya Grypma
Sonya Grypma is a leading scholar in the history of nursing and global health and an associate professor of nursing at Trinity Western University. She has gained an international reputation for her work on missionary nursing in China, particularly through her groundbreaking book Healing Henan: Canadian Nurses at the North China Mission, 1888–1947.
For more information and to order see: http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/grypma.shtml
October 2, 2012 by jlapeyre
Saskatchewan nurses have a long history of enlisting and serving in the military. Working overseas in military hospitals and casualty clearing stations, these nurses played an integral role during military times. In 1917, lacking equality and the right to vote, nurses formed a professional licensing body while working tirelessly to provide safe and competent care to the citizens of Saskatchewan. When the call came to enlist, many nurses volunteered for war and many more remained at home and took care of the individuals, families, and communities in Saskatchewan. The nursing profession, as we know it today, has evolved from the changes and decisions made by those brave and innovative nurses of the past. A Portrait of Saskatchewan Nurses in Military Times is a historical book that focuses on the lives and experiences of many Saskatchewan nurses who served both at home and overseas during World Wars I and II. Authored by Dr. Sandra Bassendowski, with contributions from several nursing students from the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan (NEPS), this book delves into the past so that we may gain a different perspective of the nursing profession.
Available in November, 2012, all proceeds from book sales go towards a bursary with the Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation. Books can be purchased directly from Sandra Bassendowski at email@example.com or from the Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation. The book is $30 cash plus shipping fees.
Photo: Saskatchewan Archives Board R-A15549-5
May 31, 2012 by jlapeyre
The 2012 Annual CAHN/ACHN Conference, to be held in Medicine Hat, Alberta June 15-17, marks the 25th anniversary of our association. Founded in 1987, CAHN/ACHN has an ongoing commitment to stimulate and promote historical scholarship of nursing and health. We are pleased to invite you to this conference.
The conference theme is: Places and People’s Health: Exploring Nursing in Diverse Contexts. Aiming at a critical understanding of connections between place and practice, the conference seeks to examine the history of nursing and health care in diverse geographic, social, and political contexts, including rural and remote locations, specialty areas, and various communities. How did communities engage with health politics or respond to professional claims? What tensions arose as health services had to be established or transformed and professional identities changed? How did nurses pioneer new practice domains? How did local, regional, and global contexts of health care shape nursing?
The conference will bring together scholars, professionals, and students from different fields and various areas of nursing and health care history. Longstanding members are especially invited to attend.
The Hannah Lecturer at the conference will be Carol Helmstadter, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She is an award winning nurse historian and expert on the history of 19th century nursing. She has published widely on Florence Nightingale and nursing in Victorian Britain, including a recent chapter in Notes on Nightingale (2010). Her new book, Nursing before Nightingale, co-authored with Judith Godden, was released in Nov. 2011 by Ashgate.