Host: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
About the event:
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social work run external research seminars every month. Presenters include research staff, Lecturers, Professors and field experts from external locations. Seminars are one hour long. All with interest or experience in the subject are welcome to attend.
Prof Rima Apple
Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Public health nursing is and always has been shaped by forces outside of nursing, often forces beyond the control of nursing. Yet, despite, or perhaps because of such obstacles, nurses have developed a nursing service that responds to the health needs of communities large and small, urban and rural, poor and more advantaged. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the evolution of the profession during its early formative decades. Then, to better understand the forces that shaped the profession in the past and are, to some extent, continuing to shape the profession today, it will analyze the experiences of four public health nurses in the mid-20th century.
Rima D. Apple, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. She has pub-lished extensively in women’s history, the history of medicine and nursing, and the history of nutrition. Among her eight books are Vitamania: Vitamins in American culture which received the Kremers Award, 1998, from the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. In 2011 she received the Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Exemplary Historical Research and Writing, from the American Association for the Histo-ry of Nursing. She has lectured extensively both in the United States and internationally. Most recently she was Visiting Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is the recipient of grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the National Library of Medicine, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Wellcome Trust.