The professionalization of Brazilian nursing in the written media of the end of the nineteenth century: a gender analysis

Tiago Braga do Espírito Santo, Taka Oguisso, Rosa Maria Godoy Serpa da Fonseca
2011 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
The object is the relationship between the professionalization of Brazilian nursing and women, in the broadcasting of news about the creation of the Professional School of Nurses, in the light of gender. Aims: to discuss the linkage of women to the beginning of the professionalization of Brazilian nursing following the circumstances and evidence of the creation of the Professional School of Nurses analyzed from the perspective of gender. The news articles were analyzed from the viewpoint of
more » ... he viewpoint of Cultural History, founded in the gender concept of Joan Scott and in the History of Women. The creation of the School and the priority given in the media to women consolidate the vocational ideal of the woman for nursing in a profession subjugated to the physician but also representing the conquest of a space in the world of education and work, reconfiguring the social position of nursing and of woman in Brazil.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692011000500026 pmid:22030593 fatcat:snb5kkntbzdhhlbhjik6etbxga