A nimble and flexible regulatory response regarding the nursing workforce is essential to a fully integrated public health approach to national crises and pandemics.
For over 25 years the Barbara Bates Center for The Study of the History of Nursing has offered fellowships and research awards of up to $4,000 to support: residence at the Center, ongoing collaboration with nurse historians, and historical research in nursing.
Using pediatric patient records housed at the National Library of Medicine, Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN explores the transformation wrought by the sulfonamides in medical and nursing practice at Baltimore’s Sydenham Hospital.
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.
Cindy Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN, was interviewed in Circulating Now as part of her talk, “New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933–1949,” at the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division.
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.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) has awarded thirteen COVID-19 Rapid Response Research Grants designed to produce policy insights directly relevant to the ongoing pandemic and its broad range of health effects. Penn Nursing is represented with three research projects.
Penn Nursing’s Pat D’Antonio PHD RN FAAN, Ware Professor of Nursing and Director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, wrote a piece for the American Journal of Nursing’s blog, “Off the Charts.” She offers up how history informs our present, and the nuances then and now of supportive care.
Nursing research has an important influence on evidence-based health care practice, care delivery, and policy. Two editorials in the journal Research in Nursing & Health, by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), explore how nursing research has been paramount in dealing with the emerging coronavirus pandemic.
In The Hill, Bates Center faculty Julie Fairman, Cynthia Connolly & Patricia D’Antonio call for waiving physician supervisory regulations for NPs to expand nursing practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Barbara Bates Center’s Cynthia Connolly, Patricia D’Antonio, and Julie A. Fairman propose three ways to meet the nursing shortage during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
The spring 2020 seminar series offers an exciting lineup of prominent scholars who will present new historical scholarship.
Nursing historian Patricia D’Antonio of the University of Pennsylvania discusses nurses’ role in advocating for public health reforms and social change on NPR’s The Pulse, with Maiken Scott.
The Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing is collaborating with the School of Humanities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University to explore the development of nursing in China.