An ‘ethnic’ souvenir for a WWI Nurse has brought the Curator at the Museum of Greek Folk Art, Athens, Greece and the BCHNS together. Curator Eleni Papathoma, M.A. contacted the BCHNS thru “contact us” on our website enquiring about a Nursing Sister Winifred Jessie Dowding, shown in the picture, and a souvenir she bought while serving in Greece during WWI. Papathoma at the end of her article thanks Glennis Zilm and the BC History of Nursing Society for their “immediate and illuminating” response to her questions.
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Member Sonya Grypma has an article published in The Journal of Quality Advancement in Nursing Education (QANE). The article “Historically-Informed Nursing: The Untapped Potential of History in Nursing Education” can be downloaded here: http://qane-afi.casn.ca/journal/vol3/iss1/2/
Julie Lapinsky, a BCHNS supporter, alerted us to an article about a new memorial for First World War nurses. To read the article click here: https://legionmagazine.com/en/2016/03/new-memorial-honours-first-world-war-nurses/
Be sure to visit the VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association’s web site. It has a new look! Click here: http://vghnursingschoolalumnae.com/