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By Jennifer Lisa Koslow

ISBN-10: 0813545285

ISBN-13: 9780813545288

Cultivating well-being, an interdisciplinary chronicle, info women's influence on remaking health and wellbeing coverage, regardless of the absence of presidency aid. Jennifer Lisa Koslow explores group nursing, housing reform, milk sanitation, childbirth, and the crusade opposed to venereal ailment in overdue 19th and early 20th century l. a.. She demonstrates how ladies applied well-being care reform and civic courses and highlights women's domestic health and wellbeing care, city policy-changing accomplishments, and will pay tribute to what could turn into the version for comparable service-based structures in different American facilities.

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H. had just given birth. The nurse expressed concern about the lack of windows in the room and the substitution of “a bundle of dirty rags” for a mattress. The nurse insisted that these circumstances posed a danger to Mrs. ’s health in her time of confinement so the woman gave Mrs. H. her own room and bed. The nurse did not characterize the other woman’s relationship to Mrs. , making it impossible to assess her acts as motivated by kindness, obligation, or a combination. Prior to giving birth, Mrs.

Unlike the previous arrangement with LACSA, this time the city asked the chief health officer to be the manager. Despite the new appointment, LACSA decided to keep attending to the three schools closest to the settlement. Powers apparently did not object. ” By 1911, there were eight school nurses, five under direct supervision of the health department and three from the college settlement. 89 The health department’s willingness to share responsibility for student health with LACSA was one indication of their collaborative abilities.

H. and his mother’s story began with a recounting of how a school contacted the settlement about an absent pupil. The nurse’s report regarding “Mrs. ,” a tubercular victim whose house burned down, also made specific reference to the public schools. 81 These anecdotes were indicative of the amiable and informal relationship LACSA maintained with the public schools. Building on these connections, LACSA began sending the nurse to work in the Amelia and Macy Street schools in 1903. 82 In these ways, the nurses’ proactive assistance differed from that of health officials who came to the schools to inspect the buildings and the students for contagious diseases.

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