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The Development of Nursing in America

The Development of Nursing in America

In North America, nursing and health services were slow to be established before the American Revolution (1775 – 1783). One notable organization was the Nurse Society of Philadelphia, which gave women minimal instruction in obstetrics to enable them to provide maternity nursing services in home settings. During the American Civil War, several nurses emerged who […]

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The Role of Religion in the Development of Nursing

The Role of Religion in the Development of Nursing

Many of the world’s religions encourage benevolence, but it was the Christians value of “love thy neighbor as thyself” that had a significant impact on the development if Western nursing. The principle of caring was established with Christ’s parable of the Good Samaritan providing care for a tired and injured stranger. Converts to Christianity during […]

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