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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161117
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Advancing the Profession: Harriet H. Werley, Nursing Research Pioneer
Abstract:
Advancing the Profession: Harriet H. Werley, Nursing Research Pioneer
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Leifer, Sherrill, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Milwaukee School of Engineering
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Department of Nursing, 1954 Frontier Ct., West Bend, WI, 53095, USA
Contact Telephone:2623383432
Prior to 1950, very little nursing research was conducted. Studies primarily focused on nurses' characteristics, education or administration and were conducted by social or behavioral scientists. The purpose of this investigation was to explore Werley's contributions to nursing research during her Army career from 1951-1964. The impact of her leadership and methods for creating change were analyzed and described. The concepts of leadership and change guided creation of the research questions. Historical research methods were employed. Primary source materials included Werley's papers, correspondence, and publications. Secondary source materials included speeches, letters, videotapes and articles about Werley, the nursing department at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), and literature regarding the Army Nurse Corps research. Werley convinced Army Medical Service leaders that nurses should conduct their own research. The Department of Nursing at WRAIR was established in 1957 and directed by Werley for five years. It focused on developing nurse researchers, a patient research program and Army nursing research conferences. Werley and staff faced resistance and overcame obstacles created by nurses and physicians opposed to nursing research. Early investigations addressed oral care, body temperature, isolation procedures, and skin care. Many nurses began research careers working at WRAIR or as students attending a graduate program developed by the department. From 1962-1968, 33 nurses completed the program, which included conducting a nursing study. Werley and staff published numerous articles about their goals and accomplishments. Werley made profound contributions to the evolution of nursing as a scientific discipline. Today's nurses face new challenges in health care. Appreciation of past nursing leaders' efforts can empower and inspire them to become future leaders in the profession.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdvancing the Profession: Harriet H. Werley, Nursing Research Pioneeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161117-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Advancing the Profession: Harriet H. Werley, Nursing Research Pioneer</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leifer, Sherrill, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Milwaukee School of Engineering</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing, 1954 Frontier Ct., West Bend, WI, 53095, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">2623383432</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">leifer@msoe.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Prior to 1950, very little nursing research was conducted. Studies primarily focused on nurses' characteristics, education or administration and were conducted by social or behavioral scientists. The purpose of this investigation was to explore Werley's contributions to nursing research during her Army career from 1951-1964. The impact of her leadership and methods for creating change were analyzed and described. The concepts of leadership and change guided creation of the research questions. Historical research methods were employed. Primary source materials included Werley's papers, correspondence, and publications. Secondary source materials included speeches, letters, videotapes and articles about Werley, the nursing department at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), and literature regarding the Army Nurse Corps research. Werley convinced Army Medical Service leaders that nurses should conduct their own research. The Department of Nursing at WRAIR was established in 1957 and directed by Werley for five years. It focused on developing nurse researchers, a patient research program and Army nursing research conferences. Werley and staff faced resistance and overcame obstacles created by nurses and physicians opposed to nursing research. Early investigations addressed oral care, body temperature, isolation procedures, and skin care. Many nurses began research careers working at WRAIR or as students attending a graduate program developed by the department. From 1962-1968, 33 nurses completed the program, which included conducting a nursing study. Werley and staff published numerous articles about their goals and accomplishments. Werley made profound contributions to the evolution of nursing as a scientific discipline. Today's nurses face new challenges in health care. Appreciation of past nursing leaders' efforts can empower and inspire them to become future leaders in the profession.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:16:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:16:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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