Nursing has been around since ancient times. People have needed the healing hands of nurses for thousands upon thousands of years. In Africa, the healing techniques of witch doctors and medicine men were taught to chosen children. The medicine men and witch doctors were like the nurses for the entire village. However, these more primitive techniques have evolved into much more evidence-based practices. In the mid-1800s, as America was growing, socially, and economically, there was a higher demand for nurses due to people getting hurt more often. During the Civil War of 1861 many soldiers, from both the Union and the south, were traumatically injured. An Abundance of nurses were needed to compensate the massive number of patients. One African American woman had a passion for people and the drive to make a difference. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born May 7, 1845. She is recognized as being the first African-American professional nurse. Mary worked extremely hard to provide the best care for her patients. Mary went through a nurse training program, was inducted into the national association of colored graduate nurses, which later joined with the American Nurses Association, and she was inducted into American Nurses Association hall of fame, where there is a prestigious nursing award named after her.
Did you know that over 5.4 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease? Alois Alzheimer was the guy who discovered Alzheimer’s disease. He dedicated his whole life to his career and research. The result of his dedication was amazing. Clara Barton was another person who dedicated her life to her career. She discovered the American Red Cross. This organization has helped many people over the years. Alois Alzheimer and Clara Barton were two people who had a lasting effect on society and on the medical field.
As an educated woman, Ellen Ochoa. The first hispanic women who became an astronaut, and along the way still grew more successful. She inspired plenty of women to go after what people said they could not. Ochoa let the women know that they have the power to go and pursue their dreams no matter what or how difficult it gets. Not only did she set a role to the women, she set a role to the kids. She kept going to school to learn more and more. Without it she would 've never gotten to where she made it too. Ochoa brings out the courage and setted an example that nothing is ever to difficult for anyone. Ochoa has made a big inspiration to the kids as well as it relates to the woman. She also impacted males herself, because she did a job that that they could of done themselves. Males took her as an honor because she went in and she accomplished it well, She did her training, did the test, and she was one to pass. So Ochoa is a person to be mentioned in education because she has multiple examples and wise words to state out to anybody. She did not make it a big talk when she first started, but she proved with her actions accomplishing all her dreams and to finish it off she enjoyed her career very well with no hesitations. Whether being male or female, small or big, we can all make it as long as we put ourselves to it, That is one thing Ochoa has made up for everybody to never stop keep on going until you get
One person that I admire is Sandra Lee she came from a very humble home and because her unstable status of life she was able to find her passion. My paper is going to give some background on her upbringing and how to become a household name. How she was able to reach the American dream through her passion. Sandra is an inspiration to so
How many of you have family that has worked in the armed forces? Or how many people have friends that live in third world or poor countries? On December 25, 1821, a tiny Christmas baby, who would become one of the greatest civil war heroines ever, was born into a loving middle class family. Clara Barton had four older siblings that adored her and taught her many life skills that would be crucial for her later career. School was very boring to her because she liked to care for others rather than learn about the world. Clara Barton was a hero due to her bravery while nursing on the battlefield. Even though she never married or had children, she was very motherly and loved everyone like a mother would love her children. She founded the American
Harriet Tubman spent most of her life trying to help slaves. She was a slave herself, she was born in Dorchester Country, Maryland in the year 1822. She started working at a very young age, by the age of 5 she was already doing child care and consequently by 12 she was doing field work and hauling logs, as she got older the job got harder. When she turned 26 Harriet decided to make a life-changing decision when her master died, she decided to abscond. She married a free black man. When she decamped, she spent 10 years helping the underground railroad, spent a day in Combahee River Raid, ---- years in Nursing 54th Mass, and spent most of her life, 50 years of it, care-giving. So, what was Harriet's greatest achievement? Harriet Tubman’s greatest achievement was the Underground Railroad while her other accomplishments were significant.
This is a book filled with excerpts from Cornelia Hancock who was a female nurse during the Civil War. In the book it really shows how woman like Cornelia wanted to serve for their nation. Not being able to do the actual fighting, they found other ways to be of service. Hancock faced the prejudices most female nurses did at the time, but still worked tirelessly to assist as many soldiers as possible. Although most of what really happened to Hancock was censored, this book still shows the true heroism woman of that time
The Red Cross is an International support system that teaches, doctors, and helps with natural disasters and people. Clara Barton heard of the Red Cross located in Germany, Europe, and went to Europe to bring the organization to America. She became the head of the American branch and immediately began helping the 5,000 people who were left homeless from the “Thumb Fire” in Michigan. Clara Barton successfully lead the Red Cross of America for 30 years. The Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood in the US, and was the first to develop treatment for hepatitis B & C, as well as HIV, West Nile Virus, and Chagas Disease.
It took me a while to find nurses that wanted to participate in my interview. I was able to interview 2 nurses at a medical center because this week at my private practice, with the help of an Ecuadorian Audiologist who has ABR/ASSR system, we had a Microtia week from all over Bolivia and one of the mother’s was a nurse assistant, she made the contact with her boss and I was able to interview both, yesterday. (NP: nurse practitioner and NA: auxiliary nurse- MARIA)
Harriett Tubman and Florence Nightingale both brought great change is many people’s lives over the course of their life. Harriett Tubman was a slave on a Maryland plantation. No matter what life threw at her, such as being struck in the head by a weight causing severe head trauma, she persevered. She would make up to nineteen trips to the south to deliver slaves to the north and Canada through the Underground Railroad; earning her the nickname Moses the Deliverer. Florence Nightingale was born into wealth, but had always had a fascination with mending things. At thirty-three she accepted an unpaid position as superintendent. She brought great change in healthcare for soldiers within the British army and after becoming sick she led people to continue her work. She would go on to make great changes in the field of medicine and changed how people viewed the field of medicine since.
I have chosen public health as my major because it is a dynamic field. I have a passion for making a difference in people’s lives and helping others achieve their goals. It is with great passion that I am dedicated and willing to contribute my service or skills to help someone in need. My philosophy of health education is very simple, to prevent, improve and educate the lives of individuals, families, communities, populations, and societies. Besides, there is no safer way to touch people’s lives than through public health.
I started my health care career as a nursing assistant at the young age of 16 years-old perusing the dream of one day becoming a nurse. At that time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into and what it meant to be in the health care. I have been able to touch and impact so many different people’s lives throughout the last 6 years from patients and residents to their family members. Sometimes not even realizing that I was changing someone’s life. Although I’ve helped hundreds of people there is one person that will I will always remember.
Florence Nightingale names after the city she was born was born May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy and died August 13, 1910 in United Kingdom at the age of 90 years. Florence Nightingale was the youngest of two children who came from the upper high social class. Nightingale family belonged to the upper high social class because her father Mr. William Shore Nightingale was a wealth landowner and also inherited two estates who was marred to Ms. France Nightingale mother of Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale was known for improving the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital reducing the death count by two-thirds during the Crimean War. Also, she’s the reason that the nursing career exists in now society and its looked up on.