The student will explore Mary Eliza Mahoney specific contributions the nurse made to healthcare and the nursing profession, submitting the findings and evidence.
Explore Mary Eliza Mahoney specific contributions the nurse made
Mary Eliza Mahoney
The student will explore Mary Eliza Mahoney specific contributions the nurse made to healthcare and the nursing profession, submitting the findings and evidence
Respond to a peer’s discussion below, cite supporting evidence to support the discussion
The American Red Cross was founded on May 21, 1881, by Clara Barton. Clarissa Barton was born on Christmas Day in 1821 to Stephen and Sarah Barton (Burton, D. H., 1995). Clara became her brother’s nurse and companion after he was critically injure (Burton, D. H., 1995). Clara Barton was a teacher and a nurse (Spitzer, R., 2004).
The motivation that caused Clara to establish the American Red Cross was her dedication to pursuing service in the Civil War without the burden of having a husband and/or child (Burton, D. H., 1995). Clara wanted to volunteer for the sick and wounded soldiers of the Union Army during the Civil War and utilized her connections to collect medical supplies and food as well as arrange makeshift hospitals for the wounded (Burton, D. H., 1995). Barton documented personal information on soldiers she provided care for and eventually communicated with the family of soldiers that were missing, wounded, or dead (Glassford, S., 2013).
Barton’s lasting impact was that she founded the American Red Cross focusing on disaster relief and the National First Aid Association of America which prepared first aid kits and worked to help create ambulance brigades with local fire and police departments (Burton, D. H., 1995).
The work of Clara Barton changed current day healthcare due to her actions and belief in helping everyone regardless of race, gender, and economic status (Burton, D. H., 1995). She aided in the development of first aid response, emergency preparedness, and emergency response procedures that are still utilized by the American Red Cross today (Burton, D. H., 1995).
Burton, D. H. (1995). Clara Barton: In the Service of Humanity: In the Service of Humanity. Praeger.
Glassford, S. (2013). The American Red Cross: From Clara Barton to the New Deal. Sociology of Health & Illness, 35(8), 1276-1277. https://doi-org.ezproxy.ttuhsc.edu/10.1111/1467-9566.12119
Spitzer, R. (2004). Caring for the community. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 28(4), 255-257.