Have you ever been caught in a natural disaster, losing your home, place to work, or even a friend or family member? Today there is the Red Cross and other organizations to help people survive these events, but what would you do without them? Clarissa “Clara” Barton is a hero because she founded the red cross in the U.S., helped and risked her life in the Civil War, and served as a symbol for women’s rights and support for the oppressed. Clara Barton was the founder of the red cross in the U.S, and served as its first president. Clara had the Red Cross founded after visiting Europe for rest (Redcross.org), where a treaty was signed for the Red Cross to help anyone.
I remeber Alice Magaw and Lavinia Lloyd Dock from the Nursing history books where we used to study. And also I must mention about Clara Barton who was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” during the Civil War and assigned special duties by President Lincoln. Dorothea Dix who taught poor and neglected children, dedicated her time to social welfare in England, founded the first public mental hospital in America and became the Superintendent of Union Army Nurses and Mary Eliza Mahoney, who was the first African-American professional registered nurse. These figured have contributed alot to the Nursing
The governor of New York(1919) appointed Perkins to the state Industrial Commission. That is where and when she started to enforce labor and welfare policies. Yeats later Perkins was the secretary of state and established the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Public Works Administration, and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. She did many things to prepare for her fight against labor laws and women’s equal rights. Accomplishments France Perkins accomplished a lot in her lifetime.
Mary Walker was an advocate for women 's rights and the first woman awarded the Medal of Honor. At the outbreak of the Civil War Mary Walker volunteered in Washington to join the Union effort, and she worked as a nurse in a temporary hospital set up in the capital. In 1862 she was sent to Virginia to provide medical care to wounded soldiers. In 1863 she was briefly appointed as a surgeon in an Ohio Regiment. The stories that surround this time of her life are undocumented, but in 1864, she was a prisoner of war exchanged for a Confederate soldier.
The United States Civil War advanced the nursing profession from an invisible unrecognized domestic labor to a valued purpose that serves honorably as a skillful position. The dramatic contributions nurses made prompted many people in positions of power to institute reforms that resulted in a vastly improved healthcare delivery system (Cathryn Domrose). “The work of Civil War nurses proved that, women could provide care for men they were not related to without damaging their reputations, convincing American leaders of the value of creating a trained nursing force” (Cathryn
Posters generally portrayed the work of nurses in war as an extension of women’s maternal and domestic responsibilities. The pictures of nurses used on recruitment posters emphasized the inspirational, angelic image of the wartime nurse, with the most famous example being a poster provided by the Red Cross, titled, “The Greatest Mother in the World”. The poster depicts a Red Cross nurse supporting a wounded soldier. The allusion to Mother Mary gives the title of the work an empowering meaning, and the Christian symbolism would have been highly compelling to a determined audience in this time period. However, the propaganda put forth by military establishments glorified the role of the wartime nurse, while the harsh reality was that no matter how thorough a nurse’s training before the war, nothing could have prepared them for the violence that was observed on the battlefront.
Florence Aby Blachfield affected WWII by tending to the wounded and fighting to have the same pay as her male co-workers. She had a significant impact on the war for many women. Florence Blanchfield daughter of Joseph and Mary Anderson Blanchfield, was born on April 1, 1889 in Shepherds town, Virginia where she was one of eight children. When Florence was smaller she attended Walnut Springs Public Schools in VA before attending Granda Institute Boarding School. She took secretarial courses in Pittsburgh, then transferred to medicine by enrolling at the South Side Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1906.
In the Chicago Tribune, August 1, 2000, Darryl E. Owens (Knight Ridder) writes about a birthing practice used for thousands of years that has made a renewed entrance into American Healthcare entitled, “Childbirth ‘Doulas’ Take Root” (Owens, 2000). I found this article to be very interesting as I am studying to enter nursing school, and I have a desire to work as a nurse in women’s health, especially obstetrics. This article describes a different approach to preparing and supporting expecting families before, during and immediately after childbirth. The author, Darryl E. Owens is an editorial writer specializing in criminal justice, race relations, and social services for the Chicago Tribune, and has also featured articles in Teen Magazine. For this article he has researched the history of doulas, and their low tech insertion in the high tech practice of obstetrics increases to support his authority on the subject.
At the time, women who worked at newspapers almost always wrote articles on gardening, fashion or society. She developed the field of investigative journalism for her time. In addition, Nellie Bly was known for as America 's first female war correspondent, writing articles on her experiences at the war 's front lines. At the time of the century, Nellie wrote her way to fame in the man 's world of journalism. The
After the start of WWI, changing the role of women became a huge favorable change for the society. In the December of 1941, Britain put into place the second National service act, and therefore, Britain became the first nation to conscript women in the world and it gave them a part in the conflict in the making of history (hubpages). They had organizations such as the FANY-First Aid Nursing Yeomanry,- and VAD-society of female volunteers which was part of the effort toward war.New jobs opened up for women through ads in newspapers, which included tram drivers, postal workers, police patrols, chemical manufacturers, munition workers, typists, and many more. Counter argument: Some might argue that the roles of women did not change much due to
Experienced nurses trained the new nurses at military hospitals. With the help of the government,schools were beginning to develop and be funded. Florence Nightingale changed all of this. She began her journey as a nurse during the Crimean War. She had a friend who was the secretary of War in England who asked her to take a bunch of nurses to Turkey to help in the hospitals during this war.
Louisa May Alcott’s short stay as a Civil War nurse gave her an opportunity to find her voice to provide the world with numerous stories. This story is derived from her experiences during the civil war. Hospital Sketches was the first result of her service as a Civil War nurse and it secured her future as a professional writer. She was greatly encouraged by the success of the book and wrote more stories about her wartime experiences. The story opens with Faith’s physician, Dr. Franck, requesting that she stay by the young Rebel officer.
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian cause that I care about. The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton. The reason she founded it was because when she visited Europe she heard about the international Red Cross and realized just how United States needed it. Red Cross’s mission is to give aid in national disasters and other serious disasters. It also gives education to needy children and emergency assistance throughout United States.
Fifteen years ago, I decided I wanted to become a nurse. It began when my mother was undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I met a wonderful home health care nurse taking care of my mother. It was then, I realized, I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. After all, I had already spent a great deal of my life taking care of my kids and family.