Marlene Petersen, a B.C new comer, her daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. She was very stressful and anxiety. Luckily, a new health service launched in October, 2004 had saved her daughter. It was NavaHealth, a profit organization, providing support and patient advocacy. Its president- Elisabeth Riley is a kind woman, she understands and sympathies with people.
Another thing that was very unique about her was her loving and amazing nature. Clara made several things possible for the United States health. Clara was an ordinary child who become one of the most spectacular women in our history. Clara Barton’s early life began like most. Clara was born unto Stephan and Sarah Barton on December 25th, 1821.
Clara Barton perfectly exemplifies what I’d like to accomplish in my life and nursing career. She was fearless in her mission, tireless in her efforts to help others, and effective in creating real change that lasted far beyond her the end of her life. After all, she’s the only the creator of the little ol’ American Red Cross. Barton’s service career began at the beginning of the Civil War, when she was forty years old, proving that people can make a difference at any point in their lives. Within months, she set up a distribution center to get supplies to the troops that needed them.
Until she was six years old, Jacobs did not feel that she was Horniblow’s slave and property. She has been very kind to her to the extent that she has taught her to read, write, and sew. Before her death, she has written her will in which she has given Jacobs to her niece, Mary Matilda Norcom, who has been three years old at that time. Since Mary has been only three years old her father, Dr. James Norcom, has become Jacobs’s actual
On the other hand, Rosa Parks, born on 1913, in Alabama, was an African-American woman who stood up fearlessly against racism and was named “The Mother of the Civil Rights Movements” (Brunner, B., n. d.). Both Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks changed the course of history, and until today they are both cherished and admired. However, Martin Luther King had the most significant impact on the world. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are similar in four major ways. First of all, both heroes came from similar backgrounds.
Today she is known as the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement and considered as one of the most influential African American women activist/advocate that aided in not only African American rights but human rights as a whole. Born in a small town, Baker was raised watchfully alongside her grandmother, Josephine Elizabeth “Bet” Ross. Her parents, Georgianna Ross and Blake Baker, were overjoyed when she was born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Harriet Tubman was a strong women who was known as "Moses" to the people whom she freed. Not only was Harriet once a slave she also was a nurse during the Civil War. Harriet could have resented the White man, but chose to help and support them. She is a very admirable women who over came slavery and chose to help those who needed it. We gathered our information from many diffrent resources.
Clarissa Harlowe Barton, although she preferred to go by Clara. was born on December 25, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts. She was a nurse during the Civil War and when she traveled to Europe she worked with a relief organization called the International Red Cross and wanted to bring the same type of organization to America. Barton lived a life of service to others and had a strong heart and passion for providing relief to those in need. I chose her because her life serves as a model to my own; I strive to live a life of caring for others. Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross at the age of 60 in 1881.
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. Mary Mahoney did not grow up around a lot of racism, but her
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
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.
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.
The home was the center of health care, and for the first two centuries all nursing was home nursing. When the nation’s first hospital began in Philadelphia in 1751, it was thought of as a poorhouse. It took two centuries before the public viewed hospitals as prestigious and safe. The Civil War gave enormous impulsion to the building of hospitals and to the development of nursing as a
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.