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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7167
BORENSTEIN, Miriam Süsskind et al. Ottillie Hammes: a nursing pioneer in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.2, pp. 240-245. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672009000200011.
This is a socio-historic study that aimed at revealing Ottillie Hammes' professional trajectory, to present some of her biography traces and analyze her contribution for nursing profession in Santa Catarina, Brazil. During the data collection, interviews were made and documentary sources were utilized. Data was categorized according to content analysis and and also according Foucault's approach. The results demonstrated that Ottillie Hammes caused expressive change in Santa Catarina's nursing, due to the Nursing Auxiliaries School funded in Florianópolis; of the Brazilian Nursing Association - Santa Catarina's Section; the creation and the incentive to the approval of the Law that made the nurse's engaging on the scientific - technician category, increasing the development of the profession and improving the assistance provided to the population.
Palavras-chave : Nursing history; Memory; Biography.