Nursing, The Finest Art

An Illustrated History


  • M. Patricia Donahue, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Take a fascinating, vibrantly illustrated journey through nursing! Journey through the nursing profession with Nursing, the Finest Art: An Illustrated History, 3rd Edition, by M. Patricia Donahue. This new edition traces the social, political and economic history of nursing from its origins through contemporary practice with over 400 fine art images and unique timelines that offer an ‘at a glance’ view of nursing through the ages. Almost 90% of the artwork is new, and new units include The Nursing Transformation, The Healing Spirit of Nursing, and A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare. The perfect gift for any nurse, celebrating the wonderful profession of caring for others.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2010
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-05305-1

Table of Contents

1. The Origin of Nursing

2. Nursing in a Christian World

3. Nursing in Transition

4. Development of Nursing in America

5. Nurses in Wars

6. Nursing in an Era of Change and Challenge

7. The Nursing Transformation

8. the Healing Spirit of Nursing

9. A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare

10. Epilogue