The Holistic Nursing Care, Education, and ADVICES CONCERNING THE SICK of Sister Matilda Coskery, 1799-1870
Written by Martha M. Libster, PH.D., R.N. and Sister Betty Ann McNeil, D.C.
Highlights of Enlightened Charity ~
– Includes the full text of a never-before-published nursing fundamentals book, Advices Concerning the Sick, which predates Nightengale’s Notes on Nursing.
– Examines the role of early nurses in health reform.
– Defines the evidence-based practice and critical thinking of he 19th-century nurses.
– Documents the traditions and historical origins of holistic nursing.
– Depicts formal nursing education from 1633-1870.
– Details the entrepreneurial leadership skills and successful nurse-physician collaboration of the sisters of charity nurses.
– Portrays the foundations of American psychiatric nursing and the pioneering work of Sister Matilda Coskery in the care of the mentally ill.
– Clarifies nursing’s historical connections with women in religious life.
– Reveals the Sisters of Charity’s enlightened approach to patient care and the power of nurses’ simple acts of kindness and charity.
Softcover, 504 pages