Nursing's Greatest Leaders: A History of Activism

Editor: Forrester, David Anthony
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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ISBN: 978-0-82-613007-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Nursing
Image Count: 10
Book Status: Available
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With an emphasis on the qualities that have fostered strong nursing leadership, this book provides a unique perspective on the lives and achievements of the most revered nurses throughout history. It is comprised of biographies of many of nursings most important activist agents of change, with a focus on those characteristics that enabled them to accomplish their goals and implement changes that improved nursing, health, healthcare, and society.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Foreword - Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: Introduction
  • 1. Exemplary Nursing Leadership - David Anthony Forrester
  • Why Study Exemplary Nursing Leadership Within the Context of Nursing History?
  • What Is Leadership and What Is Exemplary Nursing Leadership?
  • What Is the Difference Between Nursing Leadership and Nursing Management?
  • What Are the Essential Traits or Characteristics of Exemplary Nurse Leaders?
  • Five Practices of Exemplary Nursing Leadership
  • Summary
  • Part II: Modeling the Way
  • 2. Florence Nightingale: Where Most Work Is Wanted - Frances Ward
  • Radicalization
  • Modeling the Way in Practice
  • Modeling the Way in War
  • Modeling the Way in Peace
  • The End of Empire
  • An Improving Woman
  • Demystification
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Part III: Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • 3. Mother Mary Aikenhead: A Life of Vision - Deborah Cleeter
  • Childhood
  • The Novitiate
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Foundress, Congregation of Irish Sisters of Charity
  • Ministries for Prisons, Schools, and Orphanages
  • Hospitals, Nursing, and Hospice
  • Leading in the Face of Personal Struggle
  • Global Legacy
  • Journey Toward Canonization
  • Exemplary Leadership
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • 4. Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield - Karen Egenes and Frances Vlasses
  • Early Efforts to Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Developing the Tools to Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Role Models for Inspiring a Shared Vision—Clara Barton in Europe
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision—Developing New Strategies
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision on a Local Level
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision Abroad—International Relief Efforts
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision—In Time of War
  • Attainment of the Vision
  • Clara Barton's Leadership Legacy
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Part IV: Challenging the Process
  • 5. Margaret Higgins Sanger: The Law Shall Be Broken - Patricia K. Hindin
  • The Law Shall Be Broken
  • Early Years
  • The Making of Margaret Sanger
  • Public Service and Progress in Birth Control
  • Major Accomplishments
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • 6. Sister Elizabeth Kenny: Conviction and Controversy - Mary Kamienski
  • Nature Versus Nurture
  • The Vision
  • Commitment to the Vision
  • Beyond Polio
  • Societal Values
  • Not a Nurse
  • The Reality of Polio
  • The American Frontier
  • The War Rages On
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • 7. Clara Louise Maass: Servant Leader Undaunted - Carol Emerson Winters
  • Spending Childhood as an Adult
  • Training School for Nurses
  • The Spanish–American War
  • Nursing Soldiers With Yellow Fever
  • Nursing American Troops in the Philippine Islands
  • Annulment of Nursing Contract and Return Home to New Jersey
  • The Yellow Fever Commission Is Established in Cuba
  • Returning to Cuba to Nurse Yellow Fever Patients
  • Clara Maass Volunteers to Be Bitten by Infected Mosquitoes
  • Clara Maass Develops Yellow Fever
  • Posthumous Honors
  • Modeling the Way
  • Challenging the Process
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Part V: Enabling Others to Act
  • 8. Dorothea Lynde Dix: Privilege, Passion, and Reform - Barbara Ann Caldwell
  • Setting the Stage: The Influence of Family
  • Enacting Nontraditional Female Roles: Educator and Writer
  • Finding Mentors: Religious and Educational Commitment
  • Political Leadership and the Moral Movement
  • Developing Leadership Expertise and Campaigning for Change
  • Prisoners’ Letters and Expansion of Leadership
  • Transition to National Leadership
  • International Leadership and Recognition
  • Caught in a Power Struggle
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • 9. Lillian D. Wald: Pioneer of Public Health - Mary Ann Christopher, Regina Hawkey, and Mary Christine Jared
  • An Age of Transformation
  • Early Life
  • Building on the Public Health and Settlement Movements
  • Empowering Communities to Help Themselves
  • Mobilizing Social Institutions to Improve the Health of Communities
  • Enlisting Philanthropic and Business Interests to Promote the Public's Health
  • Exemplary Leadership in Action: The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918–1919
  • Lillian Wald's Legacy as a Leader—Alive and Well Today
  • A Community in Crisis: VNSNY's Response to Superstorm Sandy
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • 10. Mary Breckinridge: Angel on Horseback - Denise M. Tate
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Family and Early Life
  • Later Life
  • Challenging the Process
  • Inspiring a Shared Vision
  • Attention! Nurse Graduates
  • The Creation of Wendover
  • Encouraging the Heart
  • Enabling Others to Act
  • Modeling the Way
  • The Passing of Mary Breckinridge
  • Mary Breckinridge Hospital
  • Breckinridge Honored
  • Mary Breckinridge's Leadership Legacy
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Part VI: Encouraging the Heart
  • 11. Edith Louisa Cavell: Courage in the Face of Duty - Barbara J. Patterson
  • Assuming Her Duty to Humanity
  • Encouraging the Heart: Changing Nursing in Belgium
  • Encouraging the Heart: The Matron
  • Leadership Lessons From Edith Cavell and World War I
  • Edith Cavell's Leadership Legacy
  • Timeline
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Part VII: The Future
  • 12. Nurses Leading Change: The Time Is Now! - Susan W. Salmond and David Anthony Forrester
  • An Unsustainable U.S. Health System: High Cost Without High Return in Health Outcomes
  • Re-Visioning Health Care
  • A New Context: The Time Is Now for Nursing and Nurse Leaders
  • The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
  • Preparing Nurse Leaders for a New Future
  • Questions for Discussion