The Development of Canadian Nursing: Professionalization and Proletarianization

@article{Coburn1988TheDO,
  title={The Development of Canadian Nursing: Professionalization and Proletarianization},
  author={D. Coburn},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  year={1988},
  volume={18},
  pages={437 - 456}
}
  • D. Coburn
  • Published 1988
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Health Services
In this article, the development of nursing in Canada is described in terms of three major time periods: the emergence of lay nursing, including organization and registration, 1870–1930; the move to the hospital, 1930–1950; and unionization and the routinization of health care, 1950 to the present. This development is viewed in the light of the orienting concepts of professionalization, proletarianization, and medical dominance (and gender analysis). This historical trajectory of nursing shows… Expand

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