Tag - nurses

RN’s Strike

On June 7, 1974, 4,400 registered nurses struck 41 hospitals and clinics in the San Francisco Bay area. The RN's, all members of the California Nurses' Association (CNA), remained on the picket lines for 21 days. With the American Nurses' Association holding its annual national convention in San Francisco during the...

Review: Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers

The authors find that the conventional reasons given for the rise of (male) professionals are myths. The professional takeover of health care in both epochs occurred before there was any real scientific superiority of the practicing professionals. If anything, the medical craft practiced by (female) lay healers...