Nursing - Nursing Women in Canada January 3rd 2008 Nursing...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Nursing Women in Canada January 3 rd 2008 Nursing in Ontario I Introduction -nursing traditional area of womens work -classes-womens work traditional and non-traditional impact of industrialization on womens work -women throughout history viewed as caregivers and healers -until 19 th century most women who performed these functions were self taught, were amateurs not proffesionals and what they had acquired over a lifetime, family tradition knowledge of folklore regarding health and sickness, women were the repisitories of many generations of caring for the sick, self taught, informal, and unregulated -after the 19 th century there will be many changes, root comes from the area of science -in the 19 th century several scientific revolutions based on research, new knowledge is the factor that changes the way nursing is practised, new scientific knowledge largely monopolized by men, more formally trained doctor emerges in the 19 th century, based on this monopoly of scientific knowledge -the informal healer replaced or supplanted by male doctors who are trained -women in the 19 th century denied access to university up until the 1900s -women subordinate to doctors, become servants of newly professional doctors -nursing is transformed from independent folklore realm (women active) into a new type of career for women one in which women are generally subordinate to male doctors -men in a sense are viewed as the curers, have access to this knowledge that allows disease to be cured and women are in charge of caring for patients-day to day basis, cleansing feeding, comforting of patients -the work of nurses is often equated and correspondes to the work of domestic servants -nurses and domestic servants share certain status things II Historical Background New France early French settlement -many nursing sisters arrive during early period of French colonization -move west as French settlement frontier penetrates interior -provide care to settlers, soliders, and native people -quite busy in new france -persistent character of warfare with natives, contest with English settlers to the south -violence, gueilla warfare -battlefield medics -war injuries -many outbreaks of epidemic disease -some serious threats to ones safety and health -front lines everyday-typhoid fever, smallpox etc. -these nursing orders had a long history in old France -had a lot of support from the upper echelons of the catholic church
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
-many wealthy patrons gave money to them -performing highly valued functions in society -often used as an example of how women in New France had influence and power and authority -founders of first Canadian hospitals 1739 hotel dure hospital, 1741 British Tradition -nurses came from the lower social orders -did not occupy that position of great respect and legitimacy -grey nurse order, expand nurses beyond quebec city and montreal -medical care give-nurse, doctor, apothecary (pharmacist), traditional folkloric practises parallel to new hospitals established -tradition of midwifery, skills which are passed down informally from one women to the
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HISTORY 3533 taught by Professor Leilamitchell-mckee during the Winter '08 term at York University.

Page1 / 9

Nursing - Nursing Women in Canada January 3rd 2008 Nursing...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online