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In this last article on nursing and martyrdom, the persecution and death of nurses in Brazil, New Guinea and in Europe during the First and Second World War are described. While many nurse martyrs had the choice and opportunity to avoid their violent death by fleeing, all chose to remain with the people they served.
The persecution and martyrdom of nurses identified in selected regions in Asia since the beginning of the twentieth century is discussed. Many missionary workers lost their lives in China during the Boxer rebellion in 1900. The persecution and martyrdom suffered by nurses working in China at the time is described followed by an account of the events which… (More)
An interest in the development of nursing from early Christian times and the persecution of women in the Early Church has led to this study of nurses and martyrdom. Historical research using secondary sources was undertaken to identify and describe the experiences of nurse martyrs with special reference to the present century. Martyrdom does not belong to… (More)