BCHNS is pleased to congratulate one of our founding members, Helen Shore who received one of two “UBC Nursing Partnership Awards” — given by the Director of the School. Helen received it for all her support to students and researchers in public health and community nursing through the Helen Shore Endowment Fund. Our Sincere Congratulations Helen!
The BCHNS is proud to announce our latest recipient of an Honourary Membership Award to Beth Fitzpatrick at our recent AGM, April 11, 2013
Please visit Online Exhibits and drop down to Honourary Members and click onto her name for the full write up.
Congratulations to Dr. Geertje Boschma of the UBC School of Nursing.
Christina Bates, curator emeritus in history at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, has written a new book, A Cultural History of the Nurse’s Uniform.
This first and only in-depth analysis of the attire worn by the largest workforce in the health care system explores the role of the nurse’s uniform in creating nursing identity for over a hundred years.
Watch for a review of book in a future BCHNS Newsletter!
Published in November 2012 the book can be ordered by email: ([email protected])
online: (cyberboutique.civilization.ca) or by phone: (819-776-8387 or 1-800-555-5621).
A service to celebrate Helen Mussallem’s life will be held at West Point Grey United Church, 8th and Tolmie, on Saturday January 12th at 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Canadian Nurses Foundation, 50 Driveway, Ottawa ON, K2P 1E2.
Dr.Beverly Du Gas, a founding member and the first President of the BC History of Nursing Professional Practise Group, now Society, suffered a severe stroke mid November and died on November 22nd.
Until about a year ago, Beverly regularly attended our meetings & events, despite her many health challenges. In April 1998 Beverly was given Honourary Membership Status in the BCHNS for her outstanding & continuous support of the BCHNS. Beverly’s children honoured her career on her 80th Birthday by sponsoring a portrait doll in the RNABC Memorial Doll Collection, which can be viewed at the CRNBC Library and on this website.
We honour & recognize all Beverly’s accomplishments, we will all miss her and her unfailing desire to contribute ideas.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family.
A service will be held at St.Faith’s Anglican Church Vancouver, Saturday Dec 1,2012 at 10:30 a.m. Donations can be made to the Church or to the UBC School of Nursing Scholarship Fund.
Dr.Helen Kathleen Mussallem, Canada’s most decorated nursing leader and a native of British Columbia, died on November 10th in Ottawa at 98 years of age.
A graduate of the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing, she served overseas during World War II. She obtained her baccalaureate in nursing from McGill and master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia, and returned to administration and teaching at VGH before heading a national study to evaluate schools of nursing.
During her long nursing career she served as Executive Director of the CNA from 1963-1981. Internationally and nationally renowned she was frequently consulted on policies for nursing and nursing education. She received many outstanding national and international awards, including Canada’s highest honor, Companion of the Order of Canada.
She had a special place in her heart for history of nursing and, as a nurse from this province, has supported the BC History of Nursing Society since its inception. She was awarded honourary membership in the Society in 2000.
Her funeral will be held in Ottawa on November 16th. In lieu of flowers her family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Canadian Nurses Foundation. Please watch for further notices about a gathering in Vancouver to honor Dr. Mussallem, probably in January around the time of her birthday.
“ALZHEIMER’S: YOU SAY GOODBYE AND I SAY HELLO”
On March 22 at Hycroft Mansion, History of Nursing members and guests enjoyed a memorable and sensitive performance of a lyrical memoir titled Mind and Memory: You say Goodbye, I Say Hello. Actors Cathie Borrie (daughter) and Patti Allen (mother), portrayed the “spiritual, emotional and intellectual revelations made possible by a mind transformed by Alzheimer’s”.
Delicious refreshments & silent auction were enjoyed by all.
Cathie Borrie is the author of the book “The Long Hello” available at: www.cathieborrie.com