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Ordered to Care – Chapter 3. Character as skill: the ideology of discipline. Character as skill: the ideology of discipline. Transformation of hospitals Chronic care to acute care Training of nurses introduced in 1873 “invention of the modern hospital”.

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Ordered to care chapter 3

Ordered to Care – Chapter 3

Character as skill: the ideology of discipline


Character as skill the ideology of discipline

Character as skill: the ideology of discipline

  • Transformation of hospitals

    • Chronic care to acute care

    • Training of nurses introduced in 1873

    • “invention of the modern hospital”


All our women are florence nightingales

“All Our Women are Florence Nightingales”

  • Civil War was the first U.S. war in which women as nurses played a major role

    • Women motivated by patriotism, familial duty, or search for meaningful work and adventure

    • However most faced filth, stench, disorder, the severely wounded and dying and physician hostility

    • Many gave up nursing and turned to the Sanitation Commission

    • Civil War taught us that there was a need for the organized training of nurses in the military and back in civilian hospitals


A woman of character

A Woman of Character

Character

Virtues

Character was to be the major difference between untrained and the new trained nurses

Training aimed to mold or “retemper” character

  • “Womanly”

  • Attentive

  • Trustworthy

  • Submission

  • Self-sacrifice

  • Altruism

  • Behavior

  • A “gentlewoman”


The monitoring of student behavior

The Monitoring of Student Behavior

  • Majority of training focused on behavior not nursing techniques

    • Quietness, poise, maturity, physical appearance

  • Serious transgressions

    • Included crudeness, sexual displays, comradeship with the “help”, drunkenness, pregnancy, or refusal to follow physicians’ orders

  • Punishment was usually suspension or dismissal


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