This month, an important chapter in black history is getting some well-deserved attention—as well as a generous donation. The archives of West Philadelphia’s Mercy Douglass Hospital School of Nursing have been housed for decades at Penn Nursing’s Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.
“Mentoring has been transformative in my life. In retrospect, I probably had people I could call mentors throughout my life but I never really bonded or made the most of those relationships.
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania is taking applications for the 2020 Fellowships and Research Awards. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply.
In the early 1900s, tuberculosis was a major public health crisis and one of the tactics used to keep children from getting TB was open air schools. Fast forward a hundred years to the coronavirus pandemic, and there are some interesting parallels between the public health response then, and efforts now to stay safe and stay healthy. Dr. Cindy Connolly, associate director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, talks about the history of open air schools and the similarities and differences in how we fight disease both now and 100 hundred years ago.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, Penn Today spoke to experts across the University, including the Barbara Bates Center’s Director Patricia D’Antonio and archivist Jessica Clark, to reflect on suffrage.
Barbara Bates Center Director Patricia D’Antonio was interviewed on WHYY’s “The Pulse” about the changing role of nurses and the importance of nurse-to-patient ratios.