On the Brink of Modernity: The Development of Professional American Nursing and the 1893 Columbian Exposition

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156784
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On the Brink of Modernity: The Development of Professional American Nursing and the 1893 Columbian Exposition
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On the Brink of Modernity: The Development of Professional American Nursing and the 1893 Columbian Exposition
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Selanders, Louise C., EdD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Michigan State University
Title:Professor
[Research Presentation] In 1893, Chicago became host to the World's Fair known as the Columbian Exhibition. The fair celebrated 400 years of American progress, proclaiming cultural parity with Europe and asserting prominence as the world's cultural, commercial and technological leader. Women, as never before, demanded recognition for their accomplishments.áIn conjunction with the Exhibition, the International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy was held. In the 'Hospitals, Dispensaries and Nursing' section, twenty-nine papers from prominent international nursing leaders were read. These women brought extraordinary clarity of vision and dynamic energy to nursing as a developing profession. The purpose of this research is to analyze, through thematic content analysis, the nursing papers presented at the 1893 Congress and to determine their impact on the developing nursing profession.áThis research is part of a larger project which is examining cultural gender expectations and its relationship to the development of nursing during the 19th century. The thematic analysis demonstrates that the papers read in Section III of the International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy had a profound effect on the development of nursing as a profession. The formidable group of women present at this meeting outlined the preferred future of nursing education, research and practice.áThe outcomes were tangible, ideological and conceptual. Nursing as a provider of health - not illness - care was emphasized. Education vs. apprenticeship of the student , the independence of nursing from medicine and the role of men in nursing all were explored. The vision of nursing portrayed at the Congress affirmed nursing as a social construct. This critical meeting served to move nursing toward professional status driven by the perception of nursing's value, uniqueness and autonomy. It was the moving force of edging nursing towards modernity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleOn the Brink of Modernity: The Development of Professional American Nursing and the 1893 Columbian Expositionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156784-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">On the Brink of Modernity: The Development of Professional American Nursing and the 1893 Columbian Exposition</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Selanders, Louise C., EdD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Michigan State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">selander@msu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] In 1893, Chicago became host to the World's Fair known as the Columbian Exhibition. The fair celebrated 400 years of American progress, proclaiming cultural parity with Europe and asserting prominence as the world's cultural, commercial and technological leader. Women, as never before, demanded recognition for their accomplishments.&aacute;In conjunction with the Exhibition, the International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy was held. In the 'Hospitals, Dispensaries and Nursing' section, twenty-nine papers from prominent international nursing leaders were read. These women brought extraordinary clarity of vision and dynamic energy to nursing as a developing profession. The purpose of this research is to analyze, through thematic content analysis, the nursing papers presented at the 1893 Congress and to determine their impact on the developing nursing profession.&aacute;This research is part of a larger project which is examining cultural gender expectations and its relationship to the development of nursing during the 19th century. The thematic analysis demonstrates that the papers read in Section III of the International Congress of Charities, Correction and Philanthropy had a profound effect on the development of nursing as a profession. The formidable group of women present at this meeting outlined the preferred future of nursing education, research and practice.&aacute;The outcomes were tangible, ideological and conceptual. Nursing as a provider of health - not illness - care was emphasized. Education vs. apprenticeship of the student , the independence of nursing from medicine and the role of men in nursing all were explored. The vision of nursing portrayed at the Congress affirmed nursing as a social construct. This critical meeting served to move nursing toward professional status driven by the perception of nursing's value, uniqueness and autonomy. It was the moving force of edging nursing towards modernity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:08:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:08:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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