Healthy Vocations: Field Nursing and the Religious Overtones of Public Health

@article{Hancock2011HealthyVF,
  title={Healthy Vocations: Field Nursing and the Religious Overtones of Public Health},
  author={Christine Hancock},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={113 - 137}
}
This article argues that the Office of Indian Affairs (OIA) field nursing program of the 1930s, which continued much of the same assimilation-style health care practices begun generations earlier by missionaries and field matrons, perpetuated the nineteenth-century link between religion and health care. Following in the footsteps of their female predecessors, field nurses targeted native women for health education, emphasizing personal hygiene and individual responsibility at the expense of… Expand
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