Dr. Shirley Stinson passes June 4, 2020

Dr. Shirley Marie Stinson, OC, AOE, RN, EdD, LLD (Hon), DSc (Hon), DSL (Hon)

Shirley Marie Stinson, an outstanding and visionary nursing leader, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 90 years.  Her major contributions to graduate education for nurses and to development of a national and international nursing research infrastructure made her one of the most honoured of Canadian nurses.  At her investiture as Officer into the Order of Canada in 2002, she was praised for her work to raise the profile of nursing in Canada and for her contributions “to improved standards of patient care around the world.” She also received the Alberta Order of Excellence, the province’s highest award. She was a president of the Canadian Nurses Association and among her many honours was that organization’s top award, the Jeanne Mance Medal.

Dr. Stinson had a passion for history of nursing, and was a long-time member of the BCHNS and a founding member of the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing. As a faculty member at the University of Alberta, she encouraged the teaching of history of nursing and was a mentor to at least a generation of nurses on the subject.

For more information and her obituary notice please click on link below: https://edmontonjournal.remembering.ca/obituary/dr-shirley-stinson-1079321899

 

Dissertation Summary of eroding public health nurse role

Very interesting article shared in the Community Health Nurses of BC Newsletter…this dissertation submitted by: Megan Kirk RN, BScN,MSc,PhD(c) toward her PhD.  The whole newsletter in fact, made for interesting reading during Nurses week and Year of the Nurse.  Thank you Ethel Warbinek for passing this along to share with those interested in Public Health History of Nursing!! Continue reading

: Call for News: CAHN-ACHN Spring 2020 Newsletter

We salute our health professionals during this crisis, especially our nurses. We also hope that you and yours are well.

We’re calling for news for the CAHN-ACHN Spring 2020 newsletter. Our theme for this issue is frontline nurses in epidemics, which seems fitting for these times. If you have an idea for an article or story about this epidemic or a previous one, please pitch it to us or send us the article/story. Photos are also very welcome.

We’re also asking for conference news. If you were at Florence 2020 or in Brazil, we’d like to hear about your experiences. And we’ll also be posting news about conferences that have been postponed, so if you’ve had to postpone a conference you’ve organized, please let us know.

If you’ve published a new book or article, or know of one that’s of interest to our readers, please send us that info, too. And if you’ve reviewed a new book, perhaps you could shorten your review and send it to us.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 20th, 2020. Submissions are welcome in French or English.

Andrea McKenzie, Communications Manager

Noreen Bolton, Newsletter Editor

CBC News reports on Nova Scotia History of Nursing Group

Gloria Stephens, a former BCHNS member left BC a few years back and established the Nova Scotia History of Nursing Group. She was recently interviewed by the CBC Atlantic News that featured the group’s archives located at the former Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing in Halifax.  Good job Gloria!!!

To see the interview go to https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/victorial-general-school-of-nursing-alumni-keeping-the-memory-alive-1.5477444

 

TWO CAHN/ACHN SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

CAHN-ACHN offers two major financial awards each year: the Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship for graduate students (Masters or PhD level) studying in the field of nursing history, and the Vera Roberts Endowment for historians of nursing (academic or independent) who are working on Canadian nursing history focused on regions north of the 60th parallel.

CAHN/ACHN – Margaret M. Allemang Scholarship  (deadline for applying is March 15, 2020)

CAHN/ACHN -Vera Roberts’ Research Award  (deadline for applying is March 31, 2020)

 

April 30, 2020 Event

Nursing Artifacts and Nurse’s Uniforms: Preserving Nurses’ Cultural History

A Symposium in Honor of the BC History of Nursing Society’s 30th Anniversary

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19  PLEASE KEEP CHECKING UPDATE ON EVENTS PAGE