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RAMACCIOTTI, Karina Inés  and  VALOBRA, Adriana María. The Nightingale dilemma: The discussions on nursing professionalization in Argentina, 1949-1967. Dynamis [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.2, pp.367-387. ISSN 2340-7948.

The objective of this article was to review influences on the development of nursing in Argentina. It takes as milestones two local congresses that put up for debate the problems of the discipline and possible solutions: the First Argentine Congress of Nursing in La Plata (1949) and the Fourth Argentine Congress of Nursing in Mendoza (1967). Over this time period, topics linked to professionalization became key discussion points in both local and international settings. The hypothesis of this article is that the development of nursing was marked by discourses and practices that were focused on improving educational quality and on modernizing practices. However, these aims were complemented with a view that conceived the medical field in a hierarchical fashion. This delayed professionalization and the raising of salaries.

Keywords : history of the nurses; professionalization; gender; international bodies; Argentina.

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