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Date and time
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Dr Mary E. Gibson, RN, University of Virginia

Mary E. Gibson is a BSN and MSN graduate of University of Virginia (UVA), and earned her PhD at University of Pennsylvania studying health care history through the Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. She is Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia School of Nursing and is Associate Director Emeritus of the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry and current chair of its Advisory Board. She is past President and current Treasurer of AAHN (American Association for the History of Nursing). Mary taught nursing at UVA between 1997 and 2019, where she incorporated nursing history and mentored Bachelors, Masters, DNP and PhD students. For the past five years, she has taught a medical history elective to fourth-year medical students at UVA. Her continuing research focus is the history of healthcare and nursing, including the origins of early twentieth century care of children with orthopedic disabilities, Virginia’s public health history, and history of obstetrics, subjects on which she regularly presents. She is currently finishing a paper on the past 50 years of obstetric analgesia, to be published in 2021.

Mary’s talk will focus on a faith-based Virginia visiting nurse program that began at the turn of the 20th century and grew to become a major healthcare institution that serves the state today. With current discussions about public-private partnerships, the story of The King’s Daughters Visiting Nurse Service illustrates how women and nurses met the needs of children and families at the margins of society in the Progressive Era.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Please note that this is a virtual event and will take place via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how to join will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the event.

Please contact: fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk to book your place.

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Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom