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Nursing, The Finest Art

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ISBN: 978-0-323-05305-1

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Nursing, The Finest Art , 3rd Edition

An Illustrated History

By M. Patricia Donahue, PhD, RN, FAAN

416 pages
Trim Size 12 1/16 X 9 1/5 in
Copyright 2011
$84.95, Hardcover, Reference

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Take a fascinating, vibrantly illustrated journey through nursing! Journey through the nursing profession with Nursing, the Finest Art: An Illustrated History, 3rd Edition, by M. Patricia Donahue. This new edition traces the social, political and economic history of nursing from its origins through contemporary practice with over 400 fine art images and unique timelines that offer an ‘at a glance’ view of nursing through the ages. Almost 90% of the artwork is new, and new units include The Nursing Transformation, The Healing Spirit of Nursing, and A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare. The perfect gift for any nurse, celebrating the wonderful profession of caring for others.

Key Features

  • Over 400 fine art images encompassing nurses in history through present time and around the globe.
  • Timelines summarizing each era at a glance before each chapter let you know where to find key information about nursing history and facilitate easy review.

New to this Edition

  • 4 all-new units focusing on:
    • The Nursing Transformation
    • The Healing Spirit of Nursing
    • A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare
    • An Epilogue, bringing closure to the text
  • Foreword written by renowned historian Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN; Professor Emeritus; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
  • New and more images of nursing history throughout the world

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Author Information

By M. Patricia Donahue, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emerita, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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