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False Dawn

The Rise and Decline of Public Health Nursing

Karen Buhler-Wilkerson (author) Susan M. Reverby (Foreword by)
Julie Fairman (Foreword by)
Sandra B. Lewenson (Contributions by)

ISBN: 9781978808720

Publication Date: Jan 2021

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Since its initial publication in 1989, Karen Buhler Wilkerson's False Dawn: The Rise and Fall of Public Health Nursing has been the definitive work on the creation, work, successes, and failures of public health nursing in the United States.
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Since its initial publication in 1989 by Garland Press, Karen Buhler Wilkerson's False Dawn: The Rise and Fall of Public Health Nursing remains the definitive work on the creation, work, successes, and failures of public health nursing in the United States. False Dawn explores and answers the provocative question: why did a movement that became a significant vehicle for the delivery of comprehensive health care to individuals and families fail to reach its potential? Through carefully researched chapters, Wilkerson details what she herself called the 'rise and fall' narrative of public health nursing: rising to great heights in its patients' homes in the struggle to control infectious diseases, assimilate immigrants, and tame urban areas -- only to flounder during the later growth of hospitals, significant immigration restrictions, and the emergence of chronic diseases as endemic in American society.
Pages 216
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jan 2021
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Series Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Subject/s Nursing   History of medicine   Public health & preventive medicine  
Karen Buhler-Wilkerson (1944-2010) was professor emerita, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and director emerita of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Nightingale Professor in honor of Nursing Veterans at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Chair of the Biobehavorial Health Sciences Department.

Susan M. Reverby is the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and an historian of American women, medicine and nursing.

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