Bates Center Director Dr. Patricia D’Antonio’s post, “Obamacare: A scholar’s tale,” was featured on Philly.com’s ‘The Public’s Health’ blog. D’Antonio’s blog discuss her new book Nursing with a Message: Public Health Demonstrations Projects in New York City and how it relates to the current discussion to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The National League for Nursing (NLN) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing are joining forces to preserve the NLN’s rich history in an archival repository for scholarly historical research.
Nursing with a Message Reveals How These Programs – and the Nurses Who Ran Them – Influenced Personal Health Choices.
Bates Center Advisory Board member Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, MD, was quoted in The Atlantic’s article, “The Struggle and Triumph of America’s First Black Doctors.” Dr. Northington Gamble is a physician and historian of medicine.
In commemoration of Dr. Joan Lynaugh’s leadership and 80th birthday, the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing committed to raising $80,000 specifically for the Joan Lynaugh Founder’s Fund.
It took 10 years of petitioning, but by 1886, the Board of Lady Visitors of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania had successfully opened the Training School for Nurses, where women could come to learn the science of nursing. That kind of perseverance and tenacity proved prescient: The advancement of nursing education since then has required leaders with vast amounts of energy, foresight and resolve.