Gerontology nurse with patient at bedside, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1972. Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.
Sarah H. Kagan PhD, RN
We live in the age of aging. Unprecedented longevity juxtaposed against declining birth rates means the older population is expanding at rates we have never encountered before. Aging defined in positive terms – “healthy aging” anyone? – is increasingly popular. But discussing realities like health care is far different.
Image courtesy of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
By Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN
Much has changed for American children during the past half century, a great deal of it for the better. Vaccines, for example, reduced morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases such as whooping-cough, diphtheria that once felled entire communities of children. Continue reading