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"Feminism and Nursing: Can Nursing Afford to Remain Aloof from the Women's Movement?", Nursing Outlook, 1985

Peggy Chinn and Charlene Wheeler defined feminism as "a world view that values women and that confronts systematic injustices based on gender." They presented an important and historical relationship between feminism and nursing. The authors noted how Florence Nightingale and other early nurse leaders' writings reflected women-centered, feminist insights. They called upon readers to become familiar with feminist literature, which would move nursing and women's health toward a "women-defined, women-centered world."

Courtesy National Library of Medicine

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