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Description - The Development of the Japanese Nursing Profession by Aya Takahashi

In the years after 1868, when Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation ended, in nursing, as in every other aspect of life, the Japanese looked to the west. This book tells the story of 'Florence Nightingale-ism' in Japan, showing how Japanese nursing developed from 1868 to the present. It discusses how Japanese nursing adopted western models, implementing 'Nightingale-ism' in a conscious, caricature way, and implemented it more fully, at least on the surface, than in Britain. At the same time Japanese nurses had to cope, with great difficulty, with traditional Japanese attitudes, which were strongly opposed to women being involved in professions of any kind, and, as the book shows, western models did not in fact penetrate very deeply.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415305792
ISBN-10: 0415305799
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Aya Takahashi

Aya Takahashi is Associate Professor at the International Student Center, Hokkaido University, Japan.