Reconsidering Nursing’s History During Canada 150


New article in Canadian Nurse:

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, when the provinces of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia came together to form the Dominion of Canada. Of course, the land we now call Canada had a complex history and peoples long before 1867. Nursing in Canada also has a much longer history than is typically acknowledged, predating Florence Nightingale and her health-care reforms. In this article, we offer three examples of how historical knowledge has produced new understandings of that history.

Read the whole article by Lydia Wytenbroek and Helen Vandenberg here!