Engaging in Historiography: Historical Analysis of a Nursing Leader Autobiography/Biography and Evidence-Based Practice

Introduction of the nurse leader and rationale for selection? Did they begin a “movement”? How did their life intertwine with the profession of nursing? What was their personal history and call to nursing? What societal issues were predominant at that time such as the women’s movement? Correlate their historical contributions with their nursing practice. Remember that the profession of nursing has developed around and within societal constraints and issues. • How did they contribute to such arenas as public policy, health care delivery models, challenging regulatory barriers, public health, vulnerable populations, education, etc.? • Are they responsible for any national organizations? • What evidenced based research did they conduct or how did their contributions further advance the professional of nursing? • How might these nurse leaders remain relevant to nursing practice today? What are correlations to evidence-base nursing practice, health outcomes in contemporary society, etc.?



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