9780813066158-0813066158-The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813066158
ISBN-10: 0813066158
Edition: 1
Author: Ardalan, Christine
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813066158
ISBN-10: 0813066158
Edition: 1
Author: Ardalan, Christine
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ardalan, Christine wrote The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida comprising 224 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813066158 and 9780813066158. Since then The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Highlighting the long unacknowledged role of a group of pioneering professional women, The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida tells the story of healthcare workers who battled racism in a state where white supremacy formed the bedrock of society. They aimed to serve those people out of reach of modern medical care.

In the era of Jim Crow discrimination, their marginalization in medical facilities―along with the overall medical neglect to address their health―meant that many African Americans in rural communities rarely saw doctors. Christine Ardalan shows how Florida’s public health nurses took up the charge, traveling into the Florida scrub to deliver health improvement information to the homes of black and white residents, many of whom were illiterate. Drawing on a rich body of public health and nursing records, Ardalan draws attention to the innovative ways nurses bridged the gap between these communities and government policies that addressed threats of infection and high rates of infant and maternal mortality.

From the progressive era to the civil rights movement, Florida’s public health nurses worked to overcome the constraints of segregation. Their story is echoed by the experiences of today’s community health nurses, who are keenly aware that maintaining healthy lives for all Americans requires tackling the nation’s deep-rooted cultural challenges.

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