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Nurses’ Residences: Using the Built Environment as Evidence

Nurses’ Residences: Using the Built Environment as Evidence Nurses' Residences: U sing the Built Environment as Evidence DIANNE DoD D Parks Canada Hull, Quebec Canada Introduction As part of its initiative ro enhance the commemoration and interpretation of women's history in its network of national historic sites, Parks Canada recently unde rtook a survey into extant former nurses' residences, ' where nurses' contributions to Canadian history might be commemorated and interpreted. This article reports on rhe survey findings that led to the 1997 designation by t he Minister of Canad ian Heritage of five former nurses' r esidences as new national historic sites. As nurses, through their example, provided leade rship ro orher women snuggling for recognition in a world that deva lued women's nurcuring skills , these designations will enhance nor only rhe commemoration of rhe history of nursing but of women's hi story as well. The research also adds to our understanding of nursing history and women's relationship with the built environment. Despite rh e fact that the designated buildings were all early, purpose-built residences, our survey of nu rses' residences in Canada found regional, religious and culnrral variat ions in the accommodation of nursing students. In th e Adanric region , for example, nurses http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Nurses’ Residences: Using the Built Environment as Evidence

Nursing History Review , Volume 9 (1): 22 – Jan 1, 2001

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.9.1.185
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Nurses' Residences: U sing the Built Environment as Evidence DIANNE DoD D Parks Canada Hull, Quebec Canada Introduction As part of its initiative ro enhance the commemoration and interpretation of women's history in its network of national historic sites, Parks Canada recently unde rtook a survey into extant former nurses' residences, ' where nurses' contributions to Canadian history might be commemorated and interpreted. This article reports on rhe survey findings that led to the 1997 designation by t he Minister of Canad ian Heritage of five former nurses' r esidences as new national historic sites. As nurses, through their example, provided leade rship ro orher women snuggling for recognition in a world that deva lued women's nurcuring skills , these designations will enhance nor only rhe commemoration of rhe history of nursing but of women's hi story as well. The research also adds to our understanding of nursing history and women's relationship with the built environment. Despite rh e fact that the designated buildings were all early, purpose-built residences, our survey of nu rses' residences in Canada found regional, religious and culnrral variat ions in the accommodation of nursing students. In th e Adanric region , for example, nurses

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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