Celebrating Nurses in 2024
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
3d ago
Many thanks to BCHNS member Brenda Flynn who alerted us to this interesting article from the May 9, Merritt Herald, Merritt nurses on the front line of Spanish Flu. Cameron Bridge, Manager of the Nicola Valley Museum & Archives, tells of the impact of the flu in the community with a focus on the many nurses who gave care to those stricken by the disease. To read the full article click here. In April the Florence Nightingale Museum decided to spotlight a personal object actually belonging to Miss Nightingale. This personalized ivory carriage pass is located within the museum and was a gift ..read more
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The Nurses of Hornby Island: A Historical Talk by Megan J, Davies
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
2M ago
This community event is sponsored by the Hornby Denman Community Health Care Society which honours the role that a group of local Hornby Island women who were nurses played in founding and building the original island Hornby Denman Home Support Society. March 8, 2024, 1-2 pm Place:  New Horizons, 1765 Sollans Rd [next to library], Hornby Island     ..read more
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International Women’s Day: Canadian Nurses in Wartime
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
2M ago
  The Museum of Surrey celebrates International Women’s Day featuring Canadian Nurses in Wartime. Presenting a theatrical performance of a poem highlighting Women’s contributions in the war. March 9, 2024  2-3:30 pm. A FREE event Registration by phone:  604-592-6956 ..read more
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Florence Nightingale’s Wheelchair finds a new home
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
3M ago
The customised wheelchair used by Florence Nightingale in the years following her return from the Crimean War has gone on public display in the UK for the first time. It is now part of a new permanent display at the Florence Nightingale Museum. The early 20th century mahogany and iron chair, with red and tan floral brocade seat cover, was used by Florence Nightingale in her Mayfair home as she fought her own chronic illness. Despite the challenge of ongoing disability, Nightingale campaigned to transform healthcare and inspired generations of nurses across the world in ways that continue today ..read more
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A Sneak-peak……..
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
4M ago
The sequel to Marion Crook’s bestselling and award-winning memoir, Always Pack a Candle, is coming out on April 2, 2024.   In Always On Call: Adventures in Nursing, Ranching, and Rural Living intrepid public health nurse Marion Crook juggles marriage, children, and a vast array of patients and cases in rural British Columbia in the 1970s. It has been over a decade since Marion arrived in the Cariboo for her first job out of nursing school. The vast rural territory that once left her awestruck now feels like home, as she embraces life on the ranch with her husband, Carl, three yo ..read more
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LET IT SNOW!
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
5M ago
Warmest Greetings of this Festive Season and Best Wishes for Good Health, Happiness and Peace this coming year ..read more
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Photographs: A window to past Nursing History
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
5M ago
You are invited to view a panel of eminent nursing historians discuss how photographs can provide insight into nursing’s past that may not necessarily be captured by document analysis alone. In November 2023, the UBC Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry coordinated this live webinar event to include panel members from Canada and Europe. To view the recorded presentation, go to:  http://hdl.handle.net/2429/86672 ..read more
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We Remember all our Military who serve and served
BC Nursing History Blog
by lenore
5M ago
Lieutenant Commander Stephanie Buckingham I joined the Naval Reserve in1970 during the October Crisis.  I served with HMCS Malahat, HMCS York and HMCS Carleton.  I retired from the Naval Reserve in 1997 moving to the Supplementary Ready Reserve.  My last position was Interim Commanding Officer HMCS Carleton in Ottawa, Ontario. We thank Stephanie for her past service in the military and also those who are serving our country today ..read more
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BCHNS member Sally Thorne is appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
5M ago
Dr. Sally Thorne, a professor in UBC School of Nursing, and associate dean of faculty affairs within the Faculty of Applied Science, has been appointed Member of the Order of Canada. This honour recognizes Dr. Thorne’s extensive contributions to the practice and discipline of nursing as a researcher, academic and leader. It was announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. “Dr. Thorne is visionary in her efforts to further the contributions of nursing to the best possible care of Canadians,” said Dr. James Olson, Dean, UBC Faculty of Applied Science ..read more
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A Well-Deserved Award
BC Nursing History Blog
by beth
5M ago
In June 2023 Elaine A. Carty, MSN CNM was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. In British Columbia Elaine is known as “the midwife of midwifery “. She helped to promote legalization and professional recognition of midwifery not only in this province but throughout Canada. You are a history maker Elaine! We are all very proud of your accomplishments over the years and send our sincere congratulations to you from the BC History of Nursing Society! To read more about Elaine’s Award and career click here.               ..read more
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