Dr. Margaret Scaia gave a wonderful presentation in a very condensed version of her dissertation “Working Professionalism: Nursing in Western Canada, 1958 – 1977” considered the “Dark Ages in Nursing History”
The new book, Lyle Creelman: The frontiers of global nursing, is a thoroughly-researched, well-documented book that explores not only Creelman’s life, but how a single nurse can affect global health history and leave a lasting footprint.
The detailed analysis and academic slant make it appealing for scholars of Canadian history, women’s issues, and medical and health history. But the central biographical story will have a wide appeal to nurses across Canada.
Joan Andrews, The Helen Randal Library Manager at the CRNBC, was recently thanked for her wonderful support for the work of the”BC History of Nursing Society” over the years.
In thanking her, Kathy Murphy stated some interesting information about the library: It is Canada’s largest full service specialty nursing practice library. It has books, e-books, e-journals, audiovisual resources, online resources, and helpful librarians. There are over 16,000 uses with 68% from the lower mainland and 32% from all over BC who receive requested books mailed for free.
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!