"Don't forget your cotton underwear girls": femininity and Australian Army nurses in the Vietnam War (1967-1971)

Biedermann, Narelle (2004) "Don't forget your cotton underwear girls": femininity and Australian Army nurses in the Vietnam War (1967-1971). Contemporary Nurse, 16 (3). pp. 228-235.

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Abstract

War and nursing are unequivocally linked and the impact that this type of nursing has had upon the nursing profession in indisputable. However, a review of the Australian scholarly nursing literature revealed that the contribution and experiences of Australian nurses in the Vietnam War has not been widely published. The direct involvement of Australian women in the Vietnam War was limited and, as female nurses, they were unquestionably a minority. This paper describes the gender issues that confronted the nurses who worked within the confines of war.

Item ID: 13866
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: femininity; military nursing; oral history; qualitative research; Vietnam war
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ISSN: 1037-6178
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 00:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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