Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing

By Susan Armstrong-Reid

© 2014

This intriguing scholarly biography examines the important contributions of Canada’s foremost international nurse, Lyle Creelman. Creelman parlayed her experience as a community health nurse in British Columbia into significant international appointments with two organizations undertaking massive responsibility for health tasks in the post-war period – first, as chief nurse of the British Zone of Occupied Germany with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), and, from 1954 to 1968, the Chief Nursing Officer of the World Health Organization (WHO).

In telling Creelman’s fascinating story, Susan Armstrong-Reid helps readers learn about the transformation of the nursing profession and global health governance in the twentieth century. This story challenges the prevailing portrait of expatriate nurses during this period as agents of Western cultural imperialism. Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing not only recasts the broader historical narrative of nursing’s legacy to global health, but contextualizes its continuing importance for approaching health care in the twenty-first-century.

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  • Page Count: 448 pages
  • Illustrations: 27
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 1.3in x 9.3in
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In telling Creelman’s fascinating story, Susan Armstrong-Reid helps readers learn about the transformation of the nursing profession and global health governance in the twentieth century.

Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing

By Susan Armstrong-Reid

© 2014

This intriguing scholarly biography examines the important contributions of Canada’s foremost international nurse, Lyle Creelman. Creelman parlayed her experience as a community health nurse in British Columbia into significant international appointments with two organizations undertaking massive responsibility for health tasks in the post-war period – first, as chief nurse of the British Zone of Occupied Germany with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), and, from 1954 to 1968, the Chief Nursing Officer of the World Health Organization (WHO).

In telling Creelman’s fascinating story, Susan Armstrong-Reid helps readers learn about the transformation of the nursing profession and global health governance in the twentieth century. This story challenges the prevailing portrait of expatriate nurses during this period as agents of Western cultural imperialism. Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing not only recasts the broader historical narrative of nursing’s legacy to global health, but contextualizes its continuing importance for approaching health care in the twenty-first-century.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 448 pages
  • Illustrations: 27
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 1.3in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    ‘Armstrong-Reid has delivered a valuable new social biography on Lyle Creelman… Those interested in nursing history, the history of medicine, and the intersections of world history and global health will certainly find it useful.’


    Sasha Mullally
    Canadian Historical Review vol 97:01:2016

    ‘This well documented book is suitable for wide range of readers. Recommended. All academic and general history of nursing collections.’
    D.B. Hamilton
    Choice Magazine vol 52:01:2014

    “Susan Armstrong-Reid has written a fascinating biography of an exceptional Canadian.  Lyle Creelman was an international leader in the transformation of public health in the twentieth century who deserves to be much better known.  Thanks to this well-researched and clearly written biography, her contributions to the history of nursing are now understood.”


    John English, Director, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, University of Toronto

    Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing is not only a biography of an important and interesting woman, but also a source of extensive and insightful analytic comment on transcultural nursing, gender politics, and development of health care globally.”


    Glennis Zilm, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

    “As Susan Armstrong-Reid rightfully argues, a biography of Lyle Creelman and her central role in the development of international nursing is long overdue. Lyle Creelman: The Frontiers of Global Nursing deepens our understanding of the nature of global health policy and the complexity of a global health care system and will appeal to historians of health history, women’s history, nursing history, and medical history, as well as scholars analysing international relations and global health.”


    Geertje Boschma, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia
  • Author Information

    Susan Armstrong-Reid is an adjunct professor in the Department of History at the University of Guelph. She is co-author of Armies of Peace: Canada and the UNRRA Years.
  • Table of contents

    Abbreviations Used in Notes

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 1 Formative Years, 1908–36

    Chapter 2 New Beginnings, 1936–9

    Chapter 3 Shadow of War, 1939–44

    Chapter 4 Soldier of Peace, 1944–6

    Chapter 5 Setting a New Course, 1946–9

    Chapter 6 Joining the WHO, 1949–51

    Chapter 7 Establishing the Nursing Section, 1951–2

    Chapter 8 From Deputy to Chief, 1953–60

    Chapter 9 Lyle’s Secret Service, 1954–68

    Chapter 10 The Voice of International Nursing, 1960–8

    Chapter 11 A Chance for Retrospection, 1968

    Epilogue

    Bibliography

    Appendices

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