Karen Buhler-Wilkerson Faculty Research Fellowship for Historical Research in Nursing: Poverty, Pregnancy and Nursing in 20th C Philadelphia

Project Details


This faculty research fellowship will:
-develop an understanding of the changing role of nurses and midwives in delivering maternity care in Philadelphia’s low-income neighbourhoods
- analyze how community and hospital nurses and midwives developed and adapted their maternity provision and patient approach for low-income women across the century
- provide the research foundation for a project exploring the changing relationship between practitioners, poverty and pregnancy in the United States and Great Britain during the twentieth century
- grow research networks with colleagues at the Bates Center and UPenn Nurse-Midwifery Department
Short titleKaren Buhler-Wilkerson Fellowship
StatusNot started

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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