Presentation: Psychiatric Nursing at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1913-1917


Dr. Susan Lamb (SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of History & Classical Studies McGill University)

Thursday, February 6, 2014
11:30 a.m. ? 1:30 p.m.
University of Ottawa
Pavillon Roger Guindon salle 2021

This paper explores the contours of psychiatric nursing practices within the burgeoning discipline of clinical psychiatry in the years before World War I. Like general medicine, nursing in North America was transformed in the closing decades of the 19th century with the emergence of the university hospital as the centre of medical training, research, and treatment. In this new clinical setting, nurses merged traditional approaches to the sickbed with new methods evolving from conceptual, institutional, and technological changes that accompanied the rise of science-based medicine. Like physicians, nurses adopted new roles as academic trainees, professors, and administrators. Taking the formation of North America?s first academic Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins in 1913 as a case study, Dr. Lamb examines the emergence of specialized psychiatric nursing within Anglo-American academic medicine from the perspectives of faculty and trainees.

Lunch will be served
Students and Faculty welcome
This is an English Presentation

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