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The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida, by Christine Ardalan

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida, by Christine Ardalan The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida By Christine Ardalan (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2019) (219 pages $80.00 cloth) The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida by Christine Ardalan (2019) pro- vides an in-depth examination of the early public health nurses and midwives, both White and Black, working in Florida during the racially charged Jim Crow period (1877–1964). Ardalan examines the issues these professionals faced in providing access to care in this Southern state. Rural communities in Florida required the scientific expertise of public health nurses who needed additional education to secure that expertise. Public health nurses and mid- wives had to overcome the resistance they often found in these communities. Ardalan compares the experiences of Black public health nurses with those of the majority of White public health nurses. The author shows the negative outcomes that racial segregation had on health professionals and the popula- tions they served. White public health nurses were seen as more able to be the conduit for middle-class values than their Black counterparts. Yet, Ar dalan explains, Black public health nurses and midwives related more closely to the poorer rural Black communities than White nurses and had a greater impact http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida, by Christine Ardalan

Nursing History Review , Volume 30 (1): 2 – Jan 28, 2022

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Springer Publishing
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© 2022 Springer Publishing Company
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1062-8061
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1938-1913
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10.1891/1062-8061.30.154
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The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida By Christine Ardalan (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2019) (219 pages $80.00 cloth) The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida by Christine Ardalan (2019) pro- vides an in-depth examination of the early public health nurses and midwives, both White and Black, working in Florida during the racially charged Jim Crow period (1877–1964). Ardalan examines the issues these professionals faced in providing access to care in this Southern state. Rural communities in Florida required the scientific expertise of public health nurses who needed additional education to secure that expertise. Public health nurses and mid- wives had to overcome the resistance they often found in these communities. Ardalan compares the experiences of Black public health nurses with those of the majority of White public health nurses. The author shows the negative outcomes that racial segregation had on health professionals and the popula- tions they served. White public health nurses were seen as more able to be the conduit for middle-class values than their Black counterparts. Yet, Ar dalan explains, Black public health nurses and midwives related more closely to the poorer rural Black communities than White nurses and had a greater impact

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 28, 2022

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