Join us for the Bjoring Center's Sept. 20 Nursing History Forum

"Military and Civilian Nursing in Ottoman Palestine During World War I"
Ronen Segev, PhD, RN

 Sept. 20, 2022 at 12 p.m. (ET) on Zoom

 Hosted by the UVA Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry

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Meeting ID: 953 2475 5464
Passcode: 501858


While military nursing during WWI is widely studied, little is known about the role of nurses during this period in Palestine. Then under Ottoman rule, Palestine stood in the middle of a strategic military crossroads between British and Turkish-Ottoman forces in the Middle East. Mostly German, French and Austrian nurses, together with a few local Jewish nurses, provided health care, with the American colony in Jerusalem playing an essential role in providing services for the local population. Who were these nurses, how did they train, and where did they serve? How did they help shape nursing after the war, during the British Mandate and subsequently in Israel? Dr. Segev will share his research findings to date, with a Q&A to follow his talk.

Dr. Ronen Segev is the 2021 recipient of the Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellowship from the Bjoring Center. He received his RN, MA, and PhD degrees from Tel-Aviv University. A nephrology nurse and historian, he is a lecturer in the Nursing Sciences Department at Ruppin Academic Center in Emek Hefer, Israel. Dr. Segev is the author of A Two-Layer Uniform: History of the IDF Nursing 1948–1983 (2019, Modan & Ministry of Defense Publication), as well as journal articles and book chapters with both a clinical and historical focus.

Image: A Rosary Sister tends to patients in WWI Palestine. Courtesy of Dr. Norbert Schwake.

We hope you can join us!

Maura Singleton
Center Manager
Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry

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