Richard, Busy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort (New York: Fordham University Press, 2003). This book can be best described as showing the influence female nurses had in the Civil War. It is noted that the bond the female nurses made with the male soldiers helped them on their way to recovery. The familial atmosphere that the nurses provided gave the soldiers a boost in mental and physical health. The book really shows how the compassion of the nurses went a long way.
-------- I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse. --------- Florence Nightingale The Leadership of Florence Nightingale and the Legacy She Made for Modern Nursing During the 19th century, things were different than they are today. People, culture, technology, and jobs have all changed dramatically. Florence Nightingale was one person that helped make some of these societal changes. In Nightingale’s time, there were a lot of sociopolitical constraints against women.
Before the Civil War, women were rarely involved in any part of the war, but during it, women started to help the war effort by becoming nurses, and now by joining the Army. Document 4 is a letter from a war doctor; in her letter, she writes, “my post the open field between the bullet and the hospital...I write letters home for wounded soldiers, not political addresses.” As women like Clara Barton become more willing to help in wartime, they get more opportunities to become involved; whether being a nurse or a disguised soldier. Another example of this willingness is shown in Document 7; it is a photo of Eleanor Roosevelt speaking with American soldiers in the Galapagos Islands. Not everyone needs to serve in order to help with the war. Women like Eleanor Roosevelt play a huge role by lifting the spirits of American soldiers.
Women, although, did much more than change bandages and tend to wounds, they also wrote letters for soldiers, cooked and served food, passes out supplies, did laundry, and read to distressed soldiers. Many women from the North served as nurses under the auspices of the UCCS. Perhaps one of the most famous women nurses during the Civil War, Clara Barton, changed the world by creating the American Red Cross. The conditions of the hospitals during the civil war were not what we expect of our hospitals today. The neglection of the sanitation of camps and little knowledge about how diseases are carried led to many many deaths during the civil war.
They were giving the opportunity to make a contribution to the war effort. “The whole purpose of the Women 's Army Corps was to allow women to aid the American war effort directly and individually.” The WAC was successful because of its mission was to aid the United States during war and they did just that. The war effort established a huge economic and social change that changed the role of women in American society. When the United states entered World war I, the US army refused to let women join the army officially. For women who were not nurses during the war, they were allowed to enlist in the Navy and Marine Corps.
In 1883, Florence Nightingale was awarded the Royal Red Cross by Queen Victoria as a symbol of gratitude for the impact Nightingale had made on healthcare. The Red Cross was the utmost symbol of honor, and heightened Nightingale’s status in the health industry. Nursing in the nineteenth century was merely a joke. Every hospital in existence screamed disease in every crack and corner. Yet, when Nightingale was requested by the military to put together a team of her nurses for the Crimean war, death rates were quickly reduced from forty-two percent to two percent (Pulliam).
In a career dominated by masculinity and it is hard for females to be recognized for their contributions and skills. In Canada around 1885, the first women to be too considered part of the military served as nurses. At the start of World War II women were employed by the army and air forces to serve as clerks, administrative, and support personnel, so that more men could be freed up for combat. Unfortunately, the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and the Royal Canadian Naval Service were disbanded in 1946. This left nursing as the only source of employment for women by the Canadian government.
Another figure in the estate who contributed to the war effort would be Lady Sybil, who volunteered to be a nurse after hearing distressing news of the death of men who she was well-acquainted with. Not wanting to feel useless, Lady Sybil finished her nurse training and joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment. Shortly afterwards, upon hearing of the suicide of Edward Courtenay, a patient blinded by the war, both Sybil and Isobel suggested to convert Downton into a convalescent home where the wounded could recover. This move would allow other characters like Cora to take more responsibility as seen in her management of Downton as a recovery center. While the middle and working classes were not very focused on, it should be noted that Downton Abbey still shows the
People die suddenly and unexpectedly all the time, and their families are left wondering how their loved on died. When someone dies in that manner, they are sent to a morgue to be examined and have tests run on them to find out every detail about their death. With the job field I am interested in, this is where I would step into the picture. I am interested in forensic pathology. Not many people have heard of a forensic pathologist or are familiar with how important they are.
From her early observations during the Crimean War Nightingale’s and ideas shaped and institutionalised nursing theory (Nursing Theory 2013). In the earliest part of its development, nursing was most practised by women, military persons, nuns who volunteered work in the hospitals during the war. During that period, nursing was not recognised as a formal profession due to lack of standards. Indeed, according to the Nursing Theory (2013), Nightingale develop the interest and concept of nursing while working in a military hospital through observing the conditions the soldiers go through while receiving medical care. In her observation, she noticed a relationship between sanitary conditions the soldiers and their health and recovery (ibid.).
Australian women in World War One (WWI) played a great role both behind the front lines as nurses and also on the home front, taking the place of many men who were at the war. Women at this time were split into four groups, 'Ordinary women ', 'working-class ', educated women ' and the 'married working-class ', all of which impacted the soldiers lives whether it be from house hold duties, to working as a nurse at the war. The Australian women involved themselves in WWI leaving a large impact on the soldiers lives. These women were very rarely recognised for their great contribution to war. The Australian women at the time of WWI were heavily involved in the workforce of Australia and tried their best to involve themselves in the war,
United States Women during World War 2 Women are part of our history, they made us who we are. The women in World War 2 where a huge part of our history. When or fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons went off to the war. There was a symbol that every woman believed to help the world. Her name was Rosie the riveter (Rosie).
She was then rushed to the nearest hospital in San Pedro Sula while she was still inside the coffin. Dr. Claudia Lopez who attended Perez told local reporters, “The whole family rushed in, almost breaking the door down, carrying the girl in her casket. Furthermore, Dr. Lopez tried everything she could to revive the teenager but she was dead. “They put her back in the coffin and took her away again, back to the cemetery,” she added. The doctor believed that Perez experienced a severe panic attack that possibly stopped her heart activity when she collapsed the night she was suspected of being possessed by an evil spirit.
Florence Nightingale led a team of nurses, which improved the unsanitary conditions at a British military hospital, during the Crimean War. The patriotism of Florence Nightingale influenced both Northern and Southern women in a similar way. For both Northern and Southern women, Lawrence Nightingale represented a woman who was doing more than just sitting on the sidelines of war waiting for the husband to come home.
- I think that these women who became lawyers and got educations are one of the reasons that, in present day, women across Canada can receive jobs. - Previously, women were not consideres ‘persons’ under the BNA act in 1928. - I disagree that a church would be against women becoming enfranchised. Women are just as affected by the law as men, which therefor should allow them to have had franchise - Agnes MacPhail had a great impact on Candadian politics, proving that women were just as suited for the job as men. Even though she had to encounter sexism, she helped women’s future of today - The National Council of Women helped changed women’s lives for the better, helping women across Canada gain equality, socially and politically - When women in Canada were given the right to vote whilst a male family member was at war, I believe this is what had began expanding women’s equality - I think that all women should have been given the right to vote during the federal election.