Griffith (nee Adam), Jean Kirstine (1922-2014)

See Pages of History, Fonds 18, Series 3, Subseries 9, File 2

griffith2Jean Griffith was awarded the Agnew Gold Medal in Obstetrical Nursing when she graduated from the Vancouver General Hospital in 1944 and in 1945 received a BASc(N) from UBC.  She married and worked as a Public Health Nurse in Saanich from 1945 to 1947.  She moved back t6o Vancouver, raised a family, and assisted her forestry professor husband, who had lost his sight from complications related to Diabetes.  He died in 1956 and she returned to nursing at VGH School of Nursing as the Student Health Clinic Nurses and later as an instructor teaching gynecology, public health, pediatrics and psychology until her retirement in 1982.

She remained busy in retirement and in 1966 wrote The Religious Aspects of Nursing Care, which assists nurses in providing culturally safe care to those of different religious faiths.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical Information Profile
  2. Biographical notes
  3. Biography from “1940’s Amazing Alumni Stories” on Internet
  4. “Experience as UBC Nursing Student, 1940-1945”.  Transcript of an oral interview, March 10, 1993.
  5. Buckland (Griffith), Kirstine.  “Nursing of Children:  An Outline of a Pediatric Program.”  The Canadian Nurse, 61 (2), (1965), 109-110.
  6. “Bateson, Helen, “Capping 75 Years”, Vancouver Province, May 11, 1974.
  7. Griffith, Kirstine, “Family Tales” in The Lunch Club Lives, an unpublished document produced in The International Year of Older Persons (1999) by the West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C., V6R 2A4.
  8. “Ask, Listen and Learn”, Touchpoints, UBC School of Nursing, January 2007, p. 8.
  9. “In Honour of Jean Kirstine Griffith”
  10. 1 CD “Don’s story”, Sept. 2005.  Describes Griffith family history, with reference to Kirstine Griffith.
  11. Two biographies by Ethel Warbinek
  12. Invitations to Memorial Service and funeral program
  13. Photographs