Today on the Amplify Nursing podcast we talk with internationally recognized historian of nursing Dr. Patricia D’Antonio, Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Studying the history of nursing has been the joy of Dr. D’Antonio’s career and she believes history is one of the most critical methodologies we have to confront the complexities we face in health and healthcare today and to think about how all things are interconnected. Dr. D’Antonio is one of the authors of a white paper examining the history of racism in nursing that will be released along with the 2022 National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing Foundational Report.
The Commission’s goal is to look at how racism is still perpetuated in nursing and by nurses and to create strategies to combat it.
Dr. D’Antonio talks with us about the history of racism in nursing, how historians look at the past, and how structural racism is embedded in nursing’s origin story.
Patricia D’Antonio, American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)
D’Antonio, P., Fairman, J., Lewenson, S. (2016). An Historical Perspective on Policy, Politics, and Nursing. In D. Mason and Frieda Outlaw (Eds.), Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care. (8th Ed.)Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
Patricia D’Antonio, “Cultivating Constituencies: The Story of the East Harlem Nursing and Health Service, 1928-1941,” American Journal of Public Health, 2013: 103 (6): 988-996
Patricia D’Antonio, “Lessons Learned: Nursing and Health Demonstration Projects in New York City, 1920-1935,” Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 2014, 14 (3-4): 133-141, DOI: 10.1177/1527154413520389.
Patricia D’Antonio, Nursing with a Message: Public Health in New York City, 1920-1940 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017)
Patricia D’Antonio, Julie Fairman, and Jean Whelan (eds), Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing (London: Routledge Press, 2013)
“The Great Flu and After: Why the Nurses,” Invited Editorial, American Journal of Public Health, 2019, 109 (6): 832-833.