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Women’s Enterprise: Establishing the Lethbridge Nursing Mission, 1909–1919

Women’s Enterprise: Establishing the Lethbridge Nursing Mission, 1909–1919 Women's Enterprise Establishing the Lethbridge Nursing Mssion, 1909- 191 9 SHARON RICHARDSON Facdty of Nursing University of Alberta Little is known about thc history of organized home-based nursing care in Canada, and few marchers have explored beyond the activities of Canada's national visiting n&g scrvice, the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).' Yet other voluntary and government-sponsored visiting nurse services have existed in Canada. Examples of voluntary agcadts Mude La Sod& des Mmi&es Visteuses in Man* the St. Elizabeth Visiting Nurse.s Association in Toronto: and the Margaret Scott Nursing Mission in Wxnnipeg.' Government-spd visiting nurse services included dis- trict nursing service~? fbr isolated regions of Saskatchewan and Alberta? Recently, the author examined records of a locally mntrolled, philanthcop- ically funded visiting nurse s&ce that of>erated from 1909 to 195s in the smalI southern AIberca city of lethbridge. This article describes the estab- lishment of the Lcthbridge Nursing Mission and analyzes the reasons for its success within the context ofwomen's contributions to orgaruzed philanthropy in Canada. The Letbbriclgc Nursing Mission was founded in 1909 by Jessie h- bull Robinson, a graduate nurse who had "retired" hm salaried work fol- lowing her marriage in 1904. She had always been interested in visiting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Women’s Enterprise: Establishing the Lethbridge Nursing Mission, 1909–1919

Nursing History Review , Volume 5 (1): 26 – Jan 1, 1997

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Women's Enterprise Establishing the Lethbridge Nursing Mssion, 1909- 191 9 SHARON RICHARDSON Facdty of Nursing University of Alberta Little is known about thc history of organized home-based nursing care in Canada, and few marchers have explored beyond the activities of Canada's national visiting n&g scrvice, the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).' Yet other voluntary and government-sponsored visiting nurse services have existed in Canada. Examples of voluntary agcadts Mude La Sod& des Mmi&es Visteuses in Man* the St. Elizabeth Visiting Nurse.s Association in Toronto: and the Margaret Scott Nursing Mission in Wxnnipeg.' Government-spd visiting nurse services included dis- trict nursing service~? fbr isolated regions of Saskatchewan and Alberta? Recently, the author examined records of a locally mntrolled, philanthcop- ically funded visiting nurse s&ce that of>erated from 1909 to 195s in the smalI southern AIberca city of lethbridge. This article describes the estab- lishment of the Lcthbridge Nursing Mission and analyzes the reasons for its success within the context ofwomen's contributions to orgaruzed philanthropy in Canada. The Letbbriclgc Nursing Mission was founded in 1909 by Jessie h- bull Robinson, a graduate nurse who had "retired" hm salaried work fol- lowing her marriage in 1904. She had always been interested in visiting

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1997

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