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Agnes Karll and the Creation of an Independent German Nursing Association, 1900–1927

Agnes Karll and the Creation of an Independent German Nursing Association, 1900–1927 Agnes Karll and the Creation of an Independent German Nursing Association, 1900-1927 GRERTJE BOSCHMA School &Nursing Universiry of Pennsylvania Nursing in Late-Nineteenth-Century Germany Nursing moil. in late-nineteen&-century Germany was signaled by strikes of dissatisfied deaconess nurses and sisters of the order of St. John in some of the hospitals in Hamburg. Not only was inappropriate care in the hospitals widely discussed in the newspapers, but influential physicians, members of parliamenq and practicing nurses themselves began to question the lack of legal regulations and proper education for nurses. While some people blamed nurses for being uncivilized and uneducated, others argued that nurses were victims of exploitation and inappropriate labor condi- tions. The provocative publication "Die de Srellung der Krankenpfleger- innen" (The Social Position of Nurses) by Elisabeth Storp, a nurse ~ed in the Vimria House in Berlin, stirred public debate. Storp discussed the worm conditions and exploitation of German nurses and compared the wages of nurses with those of teachers. Storp challenged nurses to establish a comnim to advocate state-approved education and legal protection of nurses' work.3 Her agenda dd that of the growing women's move- ment and women's concomitant dcsirc for professional rcspect and public rights. This "revolt a@mt http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Agnes Karll and the Creation of an Independent German Nursing Association, 1900–1927

Nursing History Review , Volume 4 (1): 18 – Jan 1, 1996

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Agnes Karll and the Creation of an Independent German Nursing Association, 1900-1927 GRERTJE BOSCHMA School &Nursing Universiry of Pennsylvania Nursing in Late-Nineteenth-Century Germany Nursing moil. in late-nineteen&-century Germany was signaled by strikes of dissatisfied deaconess nurses and sisters of the order of St. John in some of the hospitals in Hamburg. Not only was inappropriate care in the hospitals widely discussed in the newspapers, but influential physicians, members of parliamenq and practicing nurses themselves began to question the lack of legal regulations and proper education for nurses. While some people blamed nurses for being uncivilized and uneducated, others argued that nurses were victims of exploitation and inappropriate labor condi- tions. The provocative publication "Die de Srellung der Krankenpfleger- innen" (The Social Position of Nurses) by Elisabeth Storp, a nurse ~ed in the Vimria House in Berlin, stirred public debate. Storp discussed the worm conditions and exploitation of German nurses and compared the wages of nurses with those of teachers. Storp challenged nurses to establish a comnim to advocate state-approved education and legal protection of nurses' work.3 Her agenda dd that of the growing women's move- ment and women's concomitant dcsirc for professional rcspect and public rights. This "revolt a@mt

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1996

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