The Sophie and Alex Rosner Seminar Series in History, Health and Social Justice, Mailman School of Public Health
The new Affordable Care Act
commits over $10 billion dollars to create demonstration projects to increase
patient access to high quality, cost effective, coordinated health care. Such
projects have a long history in NYC, going back to the 1920s and 1930s. In that
period, they were a site of conflict among nurses and social workers as they
struggled to advance their own disciplinary interests in the search for better
ways to care for families in need.
Professor DAntonio is an Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority and the Meaning of Work and Founding Friends: Families, Staff, and Patients at the Friends Asylum in Early 19th Century Philadelphia, both award winning works.