PES Presentations

UMDNJ seminar

On March 12, 2013, Paul E. Stepansky gave a one-man, all-day conference, “The Professionalization of Women in Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work:  A Comparative Historical Inquiry,” to the medical, nursing, and social work staffs of University Hospital of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  The conference comprised five successive lectures, with audience comments and questions, on the following topics:

  1. The History and Meanings of Professionalization
  2. The Professionalization of Women in Medicine
  3. The Professionalization of Women in Nursing
  4. The Professionalization of Women in Social Work
  5. Women and New Delivery Systems In and Out of the Hospital

Comments from physicians, nurses, social workers, and administrators who attended the conference:

  • “Great historical facts.  Please come back.”
  • “Would like him to return to cover more history.  Great!!”
  • “Great program.”
  • “Very helpful and rewarding.”
  • “Fabulous, very enjoyable, informative, reflective.”
  • “Educational, interesting, inspiring.”
  • “Quite impressive.”
  • “Excellent and inspiring.  Please come back, Dr. Stepansky!”
  • “Very informative.  It’s like turning back the clock.”
  • “Very informative, pleasurable, and enjoyable.  Thanks to all the departments that put together this wonderful event.”
  • “Great job.  Come back.”
  • “Dr. Stepansky is very knowledgeable and well-versed in his field.  He should be invited to give more lectures.” 

Dr. Stepansky’s paper, “When Generalist Values Meant General Practice: Family Medicine in Post-WWII America,” was precirculated and then discussed by attendees of a special luncheon symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, May 18, 2013.

Dr. Stepansky’s recent presentations have covered a range of topics, from “Family Doctors, The First Family Therapists,” to “The History of Mental Hygiene in Twentieth-Century America,” to “The History of Records and Record Keeping in Medicine and Psychiatry” to “Humanitas: Nineteenth-Century Physicians and the Classics.”

Interested in having Paul Stepansky lecture at your hospital or organization, or lead a seminar for your department, agency, or professional study group? Contact him through Keynote Books at:  info[at]keynote-books[dot]com.


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