Brent Loucks Show - Arlene Kent-Wilkison - Sept 18th
Florence Nightingale is widely regarded as the most famous nurse of all time. And more than a century after her passing, a historic piece of her remarkable life story sits on display at the University of Saskatchewan. The antique medicine chest that has been traced back to Nightingale, was originally brought to Saskatoon in 1912, and decades later was donated to the university. With 2020 declared the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birth, current and former nursing professors want to shine a light on this unique piece of Nightingale’s nursing narrative. We hear from Dr. Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, a registered nurse and associate professor in the College of Nursing who is researching the history of the Nightingale medicine chest.