This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.

Women's Leadership in the Development of Nursing

Women's leadership in the development of nursing

In her 1976 book on the early origins of nursing in the United States, Jo Ann Ashley noted, “Professional nursing must begin exerting open and public leadership…. Nurses must change their own attitudes toward themselves and their role … from meeting the needs of hospitals and physicians to meeting those of the patient and the public” (p. 113).

More than 3 decades later, nursing leadership has moved nursing forward in the direction identified by Ashley. These changes are remarkable considering the history of nursing and the obstacles created ...

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