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Nursing on the Canadian Prairies, 1900–1930: Effects of Immigration

Nursing on the Canadian Prairies, 1900–1930: Effects of Immigration Nursing on the Canadian Prairies, 1900-1930 EEm of Immigration INA J. BRAMADAT Faculty of Nursing University of Manitoba MARION I. SAYDAK Faculty of Nursing University of Manitoba Nursing Supervisor Sr. Boniface General Hosptml During the early 1900s, thousands of European immigrants settled in tapidly gmwing urban centers, in small farming communities, and on isolated prairie homesteads in Western Canada. The new immigran~ dif- fired in two ways from earlier setttm who came to the Prairies befbre the turn of the century: First, they arrived in substantially greater numbers, and second, they were of different ethnic origin ftom the earlier wave of pre- dominantly Anglo-Saxon, Enghh-spehg homesteaders from Eastern Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Both the magnitude of immigration and the different ethnic origin of the new arrivals had an impact on the development and orgmmtion of nursing services in the Prairie Provinces. Health care services on the Prairies in 1900 were limited to memy hospitals and a few dozen nurses and physicians; many ders relied on home remedies and lay caregivers. Since little provision had been made for the health care of new immigrants, the rapid growth in population after rwo placed extraordinary demands on existing resources. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Nursing on the Canadian Prairies, 1900–1930: Effects of Immigration

Nursing History Review , Volume 1 (1): 13 – Jan 1, 1993

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.1.1.105
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Nursing on the Canadian Prairies, 1900-1930 EEm of Immigration INA J. BRAMADAT Faculty of Nursing University of Manitoba MARION I. SAYDAK Faculty of Nursing University of Manitoba Nursing Supervisor Sr. Boniface General Hosptml During the early 1900s, thousands of European immigrants settled in tapidly gmwing urban centers, in small farming communities, and on isolated prairie homesteads in Western Canada. The new immigran~ dif- fired in two ways from earlier setttm who came to the Prairies befbre the turn of the century: First, they arrived in substantially greater numbers, and second, they were of different ethnic origin ftom the earlier wave of pre- dominantly Anglo-Saxon, Enghh-spehg homesteaders from Eastern Canada, Great Britain, and the United States. Both the magnitude of immigration and the different ethnic origin of the new arrivals had an impact on the development and orgmmtion of nursing services in the Prairie Provinces. Health care services on the Prairies in 1900 were limited to memy hospitals and a few dozen nurses and physicians; many ders relied on home remedies and lay caregivers. Since little provision had been made for the health care of new immigrants, the rapid growth in population after rwo placed extraordinary demands on existing resources.

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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