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Devices and Desires: Gender, Technology and American Nursing

Devices and Desires: Gender, Technology and American Nursing 196 Book Reviews che porcrayal of che students, fac ulty, deans, curriculum and university administrators and the atmosphere within which nursing education at Georgetown existed. Surprisingly, the influence of the Jesuits as a posirive force in che developme nc of che school appears minimal, and their support of the school as an expression of t he university's mission seems tentative. Based on the h istory chat WooUey p resenrs, it seems possible char Georgetown has never truly acknowledged nor understood how imporcanc the school of nursing has been in continuously communicating and transm itting the institution's values and irs tradition of Christianity and jesuit higher education. Ic seems possible char in focusing on irs strong liberal ans t raditio n, which is the heart of Jesuit education, the university may have overlooked the school of nursing's contribution to its soul. Leaming, Faith and Caring is not merely a chronicle of one hundred years of nursing education at Georgetown. It is a scholarly, well-written and thought-provoking h istory, which is a welcome addition to che documented history of nursing education. In addition , it provides the backdrop for the future achievements of a school of nursing char has earned irs http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Devices and Desires: Gender, Technology and American Nursing

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.10.1.196
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Abstract

196 Book Reviews che porcrayal of che students, fac ulty, deans, curriculum and university administrators and the atmosphere within which nursing education at Georgetown existed. Surprisingly, the influence of the Jesuits as a posirive force in che developme nc of che school appears minimal, and their support of the school as an expression of t he university's mission seems tentative. Based on the h istory chat WooUey p resenrs, it seems possible char Georgetown has never truly acknowledged nor understood how imporcanc the school of nursing has been in continuously communicating and transm itting the institution's values and irs tradition of Christianity and jesuit higher education. Ic seems possible char in focusing on irs strong liberal ans t raditio n, which is the heart of Jesuit education, the university may have overlooked the school of nursing's contribution to its soul. Leaming, Faith and Caring is not merely a chronicle of one hundred years of nursing education at Georgetown. It is a scholarly, well-written and thought-provoking h istory, which is a welcome addition to che documented history of nursing education. In addition , it provides the backdrop for the future achievements of a school of nursing char has earned irs

Journal

Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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