African American and Cherokee Nurses in Appalachia: A by Phoebe Ann Pollitt

By Phoebe Ann Pollitt

Few profession possibilities have been to be had to minority ladies in Appalachia within the first 1/2 the twentieth century. Nursing provided them a revered, rather good paid occupation and—as few physicians or hospitals could deal with humans of color—their paintings was once very important in difficult wellbeing and fitness care inequities within the area. operating in either sleek surgical suites and tumble-down cabins, those girls created extraordinary networks of care, controlled nursing faculties and equipped specialist nursing companies whereas navigating discrimination within the workplace.
targeting the careers and contributions of dozens of African American and jap Band Cherokee registered nurses, this primary entire research of minority nurses in Appalachia records the standard of well-being take care of minorities within the sector throughout the Jim Crow period. Racial segregation in overall healthiness care and schooling and country and federal guidelines affecting wellbeing and fitness deal with local american citizens are tested in depth.

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