Her passion for helping people who couldn't aid themselves started at a young age. She was born on April 4, 1802, in the town of Hampden in Maine. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother was a frail person susceptible to many illnesses. Dorothea was the oldest of all her siblings, so she grew up taking care of her younger brothers and sisters. Yet, at the age of ten, Dorothea ran away to Boston and went to live with her grandmother, who agreed to train and educate her.
Meanwhile, her father traveled as a preacher who sold religious books that Dix and her family stitched together. Her only escape from her responsibilities, were in the occasional visits she paid to her grandparents on her father's side, during which she became very close to her doting grandfather; therefore, his death in 1809 left her aching. Eventually, Dix became frustrated with her pressing responsibilities and home life, so she fled to her grandmother's home in Boston, where her grandmother attempted to instill proper manners and etiquette, however Dix did not take well to her instruction, so she was shipped off to her cousins in Worchester. Finally, surrounded by other children her age who possessed good manners, Dix developed the poise and skills that defined and followed her throughout the rest of her life (Morin). After returning to her grandmother, Dix persuaded her to open a small school in the mansion.
Dorothea Orem Self care deficit Dorothea Orem considered one of the foremost nursing theorists according to (currentnursing.com) was born in 1914 in Baltimore MD. She earned her diploma in nursing from Providence Hospital School of nursing located in Washington DC around the 1930’s. She then moved forward earning a bachelor’s in education from and Masters in Education from catholic University in Washington DC. She eventually attained an Honorary Doctorates: Doctor of Science from Georgetown University (1976) and Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas (1980); Doctor of Humane Letters from Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois (1988); Doctor Honoris Causae, University of Missouri-Columbia 1998 (www.nursesinfo.com). Dorothea Orem formal idea in nursing concepts of practice was published in 1971, then in 1980 and finally in 1985.
Childhood and career Dorothea Lynde Dix was born on April 2,1802, in Hampden, Main. She was the daughter of an alcoholic farmer and a mentally ill mother. According to The Nursing Advocacy website, she did not have a happy or comfortable childhood. Dorothea had to take care of her younger siblings until she was eventually sent to live with her wealthy grandmother and then her great-aunt in Boston. At only fifteen years old, she began teaching at her own school for small children in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Just eight days before her daughter’s first birthday, Anna Symmes died leaving her husband to raise their daughter alone. John raised his daughter by himself for three years after the death of his wife but, fearing he could no longer properly care for her, he took her to her maternal grandparents on Long Island. It was while living with her grandparents that Anna, who was short in stature with brown hair and eyes, attended the Clinton Academy in Easthampton, New York where she was educated in English and the classics. She also attended Mrs. Graham’s Boarding School for Young Ladies in New York City, NY. This was an unusually superior education for a woman of her time.
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Abigail was married to John Adams in 1764. Their marriage has been described as one of the mind and the heart. The young couple moved to a small farm in Boston as Johns' law practice expanded. In the next ten years Abigail gave birth to three sons and two daughters. The main goal in her life had now become watching over the family and home without her husband.
Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of the elderly couple.
When her mother and Steve were married, Carissa had to live with not just her blood related brothers and sisters, but her step brothers and sisters as well. There were eleven of them, plus her mother and Steve, in a house not fit for thirteen people. Carissa felt like she was not supposed to be part of her family and wanted to leave. (Phelps & Warren 2012, 6). Before the chaos of a new family, her mother was married to her biological dad.