Nursing leaders and feminist issues: Susan McGahey and the New South Wales experience, 1890-1910.

  • Sharyn Forsyth
  • Published 1997 in International history of nursing journal : IHNJ

Abstract

Susal Bell McGahey was arguably the most prominent nurse leader and reformer in New South Wales, Australia between the years 1890 and 1910. While McGahey was influenced in her ideas about ways of organising and reforming nursing by international nurse leaders, especially Ethel Bedford Fenwick and Lavinia Dock, she never shared their commitment to feminist issues. This paper considers why this was the case.

Cite this paper

@article{Forsyth1997NursingLA, title={Nursing leaders and feminist issues: Susan McGahey and the New South Wales experience, 1890-1910.}, author={Sharyn Forsyth}, journal={International history of nursing journal : IHNJ}, year={1997}, volume={3 1}, pages={20-31} }