Public Health Nursing Volume 3

Public Health Nursing Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...during her investigative visit in the home that forms the basis for the decisions of the physician. She must have the ability and training to ferret out the true material circumstances of the family, whether the parents are, in case of illness of the child, able to afford the services of the private physician, or whether they are, as they constantly claim, too poor. There is great danger, unless constant and rigid vigilance is observed in this sense, that babies' dispensaries, especially through their visiting nurses, aid in the pauperization of families--a most serious offense. I say especially through their visiting rfurses, because they are women, first of all, full of kindness, sympathy and sentiment, and secondarily only filled with cool judgment until, as I say, they have either before or in the service of the babies' dispensary been trained and hardened in this respect. There is nothing that a nurse ought to learn to avoid more than to unconsciously grow to be a self-overestimated judge of private physicians, except possibly to avoid making any diagnosis and carrying out treatment----even for impetigo--without the examination and consequent order of a physician. It is true that the nurse sees in her work in the homes of the poor the many deficiencies of certain classes of physicians, but these conditions will never be remedied by making the nurse the judge of the physician's ability. This can only come through the betterment of the medical schools by limiting their numbers, raising their requirements and making them more uniform. So the much needed improvement of the medical schools of this country will play a big part in the reduction of the high infant mortality and cannot be pushed along fast enough to more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955544
  • 9781236955548