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May 28, 1932

The Social and Ethical Significance of Nursing: A Series of Addresses.

JAMA. 1932;98(22):1937. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730480087036

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Dean Goodrich has prepared a valuable treatise on the ethical significance of nursing, and added greatly to the cause of the sound education of the nurse. She has shown clearly that "from the standpoint of sustained interest and creative opportunity few activities offer as much as nursing, but such returns demand the insight and resourcefulness which are the rewards of a liberal education." In speaking of the nurse and the hospital she holds up the standard that all nurse educators of today should keep in mind: "No sounder foundation for practice was ever laid for a profession than that for nursing through its provisions for constant and close association with the patients in the wards of the hospital. Whatever the changes in the curriculum through the evolution in the medical sciences, the immeasurable values of the clinical content as expressed in the hospital service must not be lost. The unuttered

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