Award-Winning History and Research

"History records our humanity, heals ignorance, guides identity development, and inspires compassion."
 

~ Dr. Martha Libster ~

 Dr. Martha, a passionate motivational speaker, excites nurses about their professional identity and strengths through her award-winning historical research.

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KINDNESS AS THE REMEDY OF REMEDIES:

A History of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

2005 Lavinia Dock Award
from the American Association History of Nursing 

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Inspirational Stories of the Founders of
American Nursing, Pharmacy, and Healthcare Reform!

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Focus of Dr. Martha's Histories:

  • Nursing (America and Europe)

  • Culture

  • 19th Century Women

  • American Healthcare Reform

  • Religious Communities

  • Botanical and Traditional Healing

  • Triangulated Case Study

  • Feminist history

  • Oral history

 

 

 

 

What Dr. Martha says about the nature of historical research

  • All research begins with an historical question.

  • We gain insight when considering the context for human endeavor.

  • History is the science of data over time.

  • Understanding patterns of human behavior can be comforting and healing. 

  • People's memories of the past are fascinating!

  • Exploring history is a deeply spiritual experience.