Escola Anna Nery
versão impressa ISSN 1414-8145
PEREIRA NETO, André de Faria. Interfaces of the history of Nursing: a potential agenda of research . Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.3, pp. 524-531. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452006000300023.
During the 20th Century, historical knowledge ceased to present itself solely as a chronological list of dates and facts. Rather, it developed into a critical feature that detaches from problems of the present while attempting to analyze the past. The history of health also suffered from the same transformation. The purpose of this article is to summarize some current elements of the contemporary historiographical debate surrounding the History of Health, Science, Women, and Professions. The choice of these areas is justified because of their potential as a collective medium for writing about the history of nursing. It revitalizes and publicizes its history - indispensable components for the construction of identity of any profession. In this way, we invite scholars of the History of Nursing to take into consideration this controversial historiography and introduce them into the discussion in a conscientious and qualified manner.
Palavras-chave : History of Nursing; History; Health.