The Inclusion of Brazilian Flight Female Nurses in the Second World War: Challenges and Achievements

TitleThe Inclusion of Brazilian Flight Female Nurses in the Second World War: Challenges and Achievements
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLourenço, Lúcia Helena Sil, Mariane Bonfante C. Lourenço, Alexandre Barbosa de Oliveira, Graciele Oroski Paes, Cecília Maria Izid Pinto, and Osnir Claudiano Junior
JournalEscola Anna Nery
Volume21
Issue4
Date Published08/2017
Abstract

This article aims to describe the circumstances of inclusion of female nurses in the Second World War through the Brazilian Air Force, and discuss the challenges faced by and the achievements of these nurses. The research has demonstrated that the inclusion of female nurses to the Air Force was characterized by social and symbolic effects of war demands and gender boundaries.The great challenge was the official incorporation of women by the Brazilian Air Forces in the post-war period. For this purpose, the organization of a flight female nurses cadre during the conflict was fundamental. Moreover, the record of this history reiterates the Nursing's legacy and the necessity of preparation for care in chaos situations. [from the author]

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