Speaker: Barbra Mann Wall, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Title: "The Hospital Will Stand": The Alaska Earthquake of 1964
Abstract: This paper examines the disaster response through the lens of nursing history to illustrate the important role nurses had in providing prompt, efficient care to the ill and injured. It analyzes what has generally been viewed as a competent disaster response by Providence Hospital in Anchorage and public health agencies in the state. It also adds to understandings of the role of gender in how people handle tragedies.
Place: Claire M. Fagin Hall, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Room: 2U Conference Room, 2019
The Bates Center Seminar Series features scholarly papers and presentations on the history of nursing and health care and welcomes all interested individuals.
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
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