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For Zion’s Sake: The Emergence of Mormon Nursing

For Zion’s Sake: The Emergence of Mormon Nursing "For Zion's Sake": The Emergence of Mormon Nursing EWNE SHAW SORENSEN College of Nursing Brigharn Young University Almost from Joseph Smith's first vision, faith heding, fasting and prayer, and the laying on of hands attended the theology and practice of Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saints). Early Mormon scriptures refer to diet, health, and healing pro&.' Throughout heir history, the vision, organization, and daily services of caregiving and healing were bornc by Mormonwomen. In fact, the birth of profcssiond nursing in the Utah territo ry emerges from the story of Mormon women working in the context of their culture and hi&, and in the environment of scrtlement of the West. This article explores the development of nursing in the Mormon culture in Utah during a critical transitional period between 1890 and 1920. At the end of the 19th century, tht common stereow of Mormon women called up he following: ignorance, passivity, submission to male authority, polypy, and political radicafiism of Church married to Stat. Indeed, in 1871 in an appendix entitled "Brief Sketch of Mormon Witory," Mark Twain wrote the following: Let it be borne in mind that the majority of the Mormons have always been http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

For Zion’s Sake: The Emergence of Mormon Nursing

Nursing History Review , Volume 6 (1): 19 – Jan 1, 1998

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.6.1.51
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"For Zion's Sake": The Emergence of Mormon Nursing EWNE SHAW SORENSEN College of Nursing Brigharn Young University Almost from Joseph Smith's first vision, faith heding, fasting and prayer, and the laying on of hands attended the theology and practice of Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-Day Saints). Early Mormon scriptures refer to diet, health, and healing pro&.' Throughout heir history, the vision, organization, and daily services of caregiving and healing were bornc by Mormonwomen. In fact, the birth of profcssiond nursing in the Utah territo ry emerges from the story of Mormon women working in the context of their culture and hi&, and in the environment of scrtlement of the West. This article explores the development of nursing in the Mormon culture in Utah during a critical transitional period between 1890 and 1920. At the end of the 19th century, tht common stereow of Mormon women called up he following: ignorance, passivity, submission to male authority, polypy, and political radicafiism of Church married to Stat. Indeed, in 1871 in an appendix entitled "Brief Sketch of Mormon Witory," Mark Twain wrote the following: Let it be borne in mind that the majority of the Mormons have always been

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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