ERIC Number: ED085433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Nursing Profession and the Urban Poor. NCRIEEO Tipsheet, Number 11, April 1973.
Mosley, Doris Y.
The paucity of research and writings about nursing and the urban poor seems to indicate that the nursing profession has not yet analyzed and evaluated itself in this regard. If so, the nursing leadership has accepted its share of the challenge to improve the capabilities of practitioners who work with the poor without having assessed the effectiveness of its practitioners or its curriculum in the delivery of health care to the poor. There are some direct clues in the writings of non-nurses that nurses' perceptions of urban poverty should be further studied. No studies were located, for example, which examined the perceptions of associate degree nurses regarding the life situations of the urban poor population, although there are several reasons why it would be an appropriate group to study. Those left out of the mainstream of society have developed adaptations of values. Attention to such life styles should tell a good deal about how and why certain groups are excluded from the mainstream and are unable to obtain adequate services. These insights can guide officials and planners to see that education, health, and social service techniques and delivery modes must be restructured if they are to be equally available to the disadvantaged poor. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Equal Educational Opportunities.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Research and Information on Equal Educational Opportunity.