Clara Barton (1821-1912), Angel of the Battlefield

Profiles in Nursing

Clara Barton (1821-1912), Angel of the Battlefield

Shyness and severe depression did not hold her back

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, BSN, PHN

Although she was pathologically shy as a young girl and was plagued throughout her life by severe depression, Clara Barton grew up to become one of the most influential women of her era. A lifelong crusader for abolition, civil rights, education, prison reform and women’s suffrage, she left an impressive array of accomplishments and service, including founding the American Red Cross.    Civil War ServiceAt age 15, Barton became a popular teacher, a ...

This Month's Book Pick

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery and Mystery

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery and Mystery

Reviewed By Christine Contillo, RN, BSN, PHN

Broken hearts are all too common, whether they’re just a metaphor for sadness or a literal description of a ...

California Nursing Specialties

Pulmonary Hypertension Coordinator: Casey Wollenberg, RN, CCRN

Pulmonary Hypertension Coordinator: Casey Wollenberg, RN, CCRN

Caring for patients with an orphan illness

Geriatric Nursing: Interview with Karen San Diego-De Guzman, RN, BSN

Geriatric Nursing: Interview with Karen San Diego-De Guzman, RN, BSN

Innovations include loaning iPads to seniors for electronic visits