Fonds aarn-2219 - Betty Gourlay fonds

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Betty Gourlay fonds

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PAA aarn-2219

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  • 1966-1994 (Creation)
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    Gourlay, Elizabeth (Betty), 1945-

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2 audiotape cassettes : 1 master, 1 copy, 2 sides recorded. -- 1 cm textual material

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Betty Gourlay graduated from the University of Alberta Hospital School of Nursing in 1966. She continued her education, receiving a BScN from the University of Alberta, 1967; certification as an Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist in 1978; and her Master of Health Sciences from McMaster University in 1980. Since 1990 she has conducted workshops for nurses interested in going into independent practice and has been an independent consultant in occupational health and quality assurance nursing programs. She has served as Chair of the Calgary Board of Health/Calgary Health Services. Miss Gourlay was President of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses from 1985 to 1987, and later President of the Alberta Nurses in Independent Practice. Recently she was nominated for the Calgary YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her contributions to community health. The Alberta Association of Registered Nurses named her Nurse of the Year in 1995.

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Lynne French interviewed Miss Gourlay for the AARN History of Nursing Professional Practice Group oral history program, and deposited the resulting audiotape in the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses Archives and Museum in 1995.

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Miss Gourlay was interviewed by Lynne French in Calgary, Alberta, on December 30, 1993. She discusses her career as a staff nurse and nursing educator, her professional involvement with AARN (President, 1985-1987), and her views of the political situation of nurses in Alberta. Since 1990 she has taught a series of workshops to nurses interested in entering independent practice. She notes that there are barriers to such practice: although public health nurses have operated in the community for many years, they do so as employees, and there is no Federal or Alberta legislation that permits nurses to have direct access to patients as independent health care providers. Miss Gourlay considers the ways such practice might be put into effect, beginning with public awareness of the nurses's role in community health.

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Lynne French deposited the audiotape of her interview with Miss Gourlay in the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses Archives and Museum in 1994.

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Record No. 94.50<br><br>

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