Preparing First Responders during the Cold War: Harriet H. Werley and Disaster Nursing

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161464
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Presentation
Title:
Preparing First Responders during the Cold War: Harriet H. Werley and Disaster Nursing
Abstract:
Preparing First Responders during the Cold War: Harriet H. Werley and Disaster Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Leifer, Sherrill
Contact Address:1954 Frontier Ct, West Bend,, WI, 53095, USA
Problem: Americans were continually aware of the potential for nuclear disaster during the Cold War era. Military and civil defense programs were developed during this time period to prepare health personnel and civilians to care for mass casualties caused by nuclear weapons. Harriet H. Werley was a pioneer in disaster education and research. She was a member of the Army Nurse Corps who served as a nursing consultant in the Department of Atomic Casualties Studies (DACS) from 1955-1958. What were Werley’s research and educational activities in the DACS? How did Werley have an impact on the field of disaster nursing? Method: The historical research method was employed. Data collection has been completed. Analysis and interpretation of the data is in process. Data: This historical study uses primary and secondary sources regarding Werley’s work in the DACS and the field of disaster nursing. Primary sources include memos, speeches, letters, reports, photos, and publications in the Harriet Werley Papers at the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Secondary sources include professional and popular literature regarding Werley and disaster planning in the Cold War era. Results: Harriet Werley participated in numerous interdisciplinary disaster education and biomedical research endeavors from 1955-1958. She had a vision for nursing that included increased opportunities for leadership and expanded functions when preparing for mass disaster. Werley and others coordinated a Disaster Nursing conference for the 1956 ANA convention. She wrote three publications about the nurse’s role in mass disaster. Implications: The major goals of disaster management during the War on Terrorism remain the same as that of the Cold War: conserve human resources and provide care to the injured. Harriet Werley was a nursing leader who prepared multidisciplinary personnel for disaster. Today, nurses should be prepared to provide and educate others about emergency care following a mass disaster. AN: MN030035
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.titlePreparing First Responders during the Cold War: Harriet H. Werley and Disaster Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161464-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Preparing First Responders during the Cold War: Harriet H. Werley and Disaster Nursing </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leifer, Sherrill</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1954 Frontier Ct, West Bend,, WI, 53095, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Americans were continually aware of the potential for nuclear disaster during the Cold War era. Military and civil defense programs were developed during this time period to prepare health personnel and civilians to care for mass casualties caused by nuclear weapons. Harriet H. Werley was a pioneer in disaster education and research. She was a member of the Army Nurse Corps who served as a nursing consultant in the Department of Atomic Casualties Studies (DACS) from 1955-1958. What were Werley&rsquo;s research and educational activities in the DACS? How did Werley have an impact on the field of disaster nursing? Method: The historical research method was employed. Data collection has been completed. Analysis and interpretation of the data is in process. Data: This historical study uses primary and secondary sources regarding Werley&rsquo;s work in the DACS and the field of disaster nursing. Primary sources include memos, speeches, letters, reports, photos, and publications in the Harriet Werley Papers at the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Secondary sources include professional and popular literature regarding Werley and disaster planning in the Cold War era. Results: Harriet Werley participated in numerous interdisciplinary disaster education and biomedical research endeavors from 1955-1958. She had a vision for nursing that included increased opportunities for leadership and expanded functions when preparing for mass disaster. Werley and others coordinated a Disaster Nursing conference for the 1956 ANA convention. She wrote three publications about the nurse&rsquo;s role in mass disaster. Implications: The major goals of disaster management during the War on Terrorism remain the same as that of the Cold War: conserve human resources and provide care to the injured. Harriet Werley was a nursing leader who prepared multidisciplinary personnel for disaster. Today, nurses should be prepared to provide and educate others about emergency care following a mass disaster. AN: MN030035 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:21:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:21:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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