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Escola Anna Nery
Print version ISSN 1414-8145
ABRAO, Fátima Maria da Silva et al. Germanic influence in the early days of professional nursing in the city of Recife, Pernambuco (1924-1927). Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp.275-283. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452010000200010.
The objective of this study the analyses of the Germanic influence in the health field and its reflections in the early days of professional nursing. It is a social and historical study which is based on the theories of Bourdieu deeply exploring his concept of field and power. The time period chosen for analysis was from 1924, with the arrival of German nurses to work in the Hospital do Centenário (HC) until 1927, when the nurse manager left his position. It was used primary and secondary sources. As a result, it seems that German culture was a strong influence in health, business, industry, economy and education. The influence in the early days of professional nursing is giving the recognition of the role of nurses by the dedication and self-denial by patients and their work.
Keywords : History of Nursing; Germany; Nursing Care.