New Colloquium Series On Nursing, Medical and Health Care History

Professionalizing Nursing and Medicine


We are pleased to announce a colloquium series entitled Enduring Issues in American Health Care: New Dialogues for the Present Using the Past. This series will explore, contextualize, and illuminate the histories of medicine and nursing and the ways in which both professions evolved within a framework of interaction, separation and collaboration between the years 1800 to 2000.

The goal of this series is to bring together a diverse group of medical and nursing students, practitioners, educators, and scholars to discuss some of the most compelling historical issues faced by the two professions in delivering health care. The Enduring Issues in American Health Care colloquium series will position history as central to debates about health policy, and the inter-professional practice and education of a new generation of clinicians, researchers and scholars.  The first colloquium will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Ann L. Roy Auditorium.  Entitled Professionalizing Nursing and Medicine: The Early Years, the event brings together an impressive group of scholars to explore the early history of American health care education.

Speakers Include:

Steven J. Peitzman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Medical School, 1890s: The Future Appears as the Past Endures

Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Practicing Nursing and Medicine in Late 19th Century Philadelphia

Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami
The Enduring Power of Place: Learning the Health Art, Then and Now

with commentary by

Barron Lerner, PhD, MD
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine, New York University and Contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and the Huffington Post

Registration is free and includes lunch. Please click here to RSVP. Also save the date for the next colloquium, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Additional details are forthcoming.

Funding for the series is generously provided by the Benjamin & Mary Siddons Measey Foundation.

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