The Bates Center is the preeminent history of nursing research center and archive.
Our priority is to increase the understanding of the importance of the history of nursing and healthcare to the development of our healthcare system and in crafting effective health policies and patient care strategies.
Through its extensive collections, fellowships, and curricula opportunities, the Bates Center provides considerable evidence for scholars and students to question traditional disciplinary paradigms; to give voice to the historical power of nursing; and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of local and global approaches to issues of health and illness.
Barbara Bates Center Director Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, was featured on WHYY’s Radio Times regarding the lessons learned from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.
The world has suffered through other deadly pandemics. But the response to coronavirus is unprecedented.
Barbara Bates Center Director Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN , was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s recent article, The world has suffered through other deadly pandemics. But the response to coronavirus is unprecedented.
As we struggle to make sense of unfolding data and public health directives about the current coronavirus pandemic, lessons from past pandemics can help us understand the effectiveness and challenges related to quarantines and social isolation, as well as the need for reliable and timely communications.