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Keywords

feminist, Foucault, Germany, historical nursing, military nursing, narrative analysis, nursing, nursing gaze

 

Authors

  1. Georges, Jane M. PhD, RN
  2. Benedict, Susan DSN, CRNA, FAAN

Abstract

Grounded in a feminist perspective, a narrative analysis of letters written by Martha Lohmann, a nurse who served with the German Army on the Eastern Front in World War II, is undertaken. Utilizing "gaze" as a focus, an exploration of the narrative and the multiple gazes embedded within it is performed. Implications for future analysis of nurses' textual accounts of violence, armed conflict, and war are presented.