Century Marks

Imagine this: Nursing professor Geraldine Gorman notes that for two centuries her profession has cared for the casualties of war. But, she wonders, what if nurses said “we will not practice our healing art so that our children can be bandaged and sent back to battle to be killed or to kill the children of other mothers on the other side of the world”? There are about 3 million nurses in the U.S., and they are among the most trusted of all professionals. “Imagine how we could shape the future if nurses refused participation in the follies of men who care not for the children” (Chicago Tribune, November 7).


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