AllS, Sarah E. Allison Collection in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


[Series 2] Records of the Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing
Creator: Johns Hopkins Hospital. Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing

The Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing (CEDN) was established at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1968 to encourage exploration of new concepts and roles in nursing and for theoretical studies in nursing. Proposed by Sarah Allison, the CEDN was seperate from the School of Nursing and Nursing Service. Staff studied and designed systems to deliver nursing for the purpose of improving nursing practice and to assist patients to engage in theapeutic self-care. Dorothea Orem served as a consultant to the center and the center served as the first test site for Orem's Self-care Deficit Theory of Nursing. Additional consultants included Ann Poorman Donovan and M. Lucille Kinlein. Joan Backscheider and Mary B. Collins were hired as CEDN staff. A pilot project suggested by Emma Ventura, head nurse of the Endocrine Clinic, was the development of a nurse conducted Diabetic Maintenance Clinic. Other projects were conducted at the Osler Medical Clinic and at the Women's Clinic. Judy Crews, clinical nurse specialist in cardiovascular nursing, was hired to develop a cardiac nurse managed clinic at the suggestion of Dr. J. O'Neal Humphries and worked with him to develop a protocol for managing the anticoagulant coumadin. The work of CEDN was interrupted in 1972 when 3 of its key staff were in a car accident, killing Joan Backscheider and Mary Collins and injuring Sarah Allison. CEDN closed in 1974 but some of its activities continued in the Wilmer Eye Clinic where Sarah Allison served as Clinical Director of Nursing from 1974 to 1976.

[Box 2.1] Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing Administrative Documents

[Folder] Annual Report 1971-1972. — 1971-1972. — 1 folder

[Folder] Annual Report 1972-1973. — 1972-1973. — 1 folder

[Folder] Annual Report 1973-1974. — 1973-1974. — 1 folder

[Folder] Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing Program and Major Projects. — 1971. — 1 folder
Includes CEDN Staff Meeting minutes from 1971 as well as the Report of the Fourth Annual Planning meeting of the Consultants to the CEDN

[Folder] Consultants' Correspondence. — 1967-1968. — 1 folder

[Folder] Correspondence - Joan Backscheider. — 1 folder

[Folder] Correspondence Regarding Development of The Institute of Nursing. — 1966-1967. — 1 folder

[Folder] Factors in Nursing System Design. — 1 folder
Excerpt from minutes of a consultation meeting with Dorothea Orem and the CEDN staff

[Folder] Minutes - Registered Nurse Discussion Group. — 1969-1971. — 1 folder

[Folder] Models Developed by Joan Backscheider. — 1 folder
Consists primarily of notes, flowcharts, and diagrams

[Folder] Notes and Models of CEDN Staff Regarding Projects. — 1971. — 1 folder

[Folder] Nurse-Conducted Clinics - Purposes. — 1969. — 1 folder

[Folder] Process to Coordinate Joint Endeavors between Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing and Other Nursing Staff. — 1 folder

[Folder] Proposal for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Clinics. — 1969. — 1 folder

[Folder] Public Relations - Talks & Releases. — 1 folder
Includes "Nursing Effects Change," "Establishment of the CEDN," "The Institute of Nursing," and "Current Problems in Nursing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital"

[Folder] Report of Initial Planning for the Establishment of the Institute of Nursing at the JHH. — 1968

[Folder] Report of Planning Meeting for the Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing. — 1969. — 1 folder

[Folder] Tentative Proposal. — 1 folder
A paper describing the purpose and intent of the Center for Experimentation and Development

[Folder] The Process of Communication. — 1 folder

[Folder] Third Annual Planning Meeting of the Consultants to the Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing. — 1970. — 1 folder

[Box 2.2] Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing People

[Folder] Articles Published by Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing Staff. — 1 folder
Includes "Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing," "The Institute of Nursing" from 1968, "Establishment of the Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing: An Institute of Nursing at the Johns Hopkins Hospital" by Sarah Allison from 1969, "Nurse-Managed Cardiac Clinics" by Judy Crews from 1972, "Park Building Opens Third Floor" from the July 1971 Under the Dome newsletter, "Nurse Managed Clinics Yield Better Patient Understanding; More Efficient Care" from the May 1971 Under the Dome newsletter, and a photographic page on "Directors of Nursing," including Sarah Allison, in the May 1975 issue of The Dome

[Folder] Helen Phillips Administrative Materials. — 1 folder

[Folder] Joan Backscheider Curriculum Vitae and Administrative Materials. — 1 folder
Creator: Backscheider, Joan

[Folder] Joan Backscheider paper - Design of Patient Educational Systems
Includes both handwritten and typed copies of "Design of Patient Educational Systems" by Joan Backscheider

[Folder] Joan Backscheider's Materials. — 1 folder
Includes handwritten notes by Backscheider as well as "General Factors Relating to Patient as a Person which Influence the Need for Nursing"

[Folder] Joan Backscheider's Published Papers. — 1971-1974. — 1 folder
Includes "The Use of Self as the Essence of Clinical Supervision in Ambulatory Patient Care" from 1971, "The Clinical Nursing Specialist: The Evolution of a System of Nursing Practice," "The Clinical Nursing Specialist as a Practitioner" from 1971, and "Self-Care Requirements, Self-Care Capabilities, and Nursing Systems in the Diabetic Nurse Management Clinic" from 1974

[Folder] Joan Backscheider's Unpublished Papers - Copies. — 1 folder
Includes "The Past and the Future of Nursing Practice" and "Nursing Research in Preparation for Nursing Practice in Mental Health Care in the Year 2000" by Joan Backscheider

[Folder] Judy Crews Curriculum Vitae and Administrative Materials. — 1 folder
Creator: Crews-Hanks, Judy

[Folder] Mary Collins Curriculum Vitae and Administrative Materials. — 1 folder

[Folder] Mary Collins' Materials. — 1 folder
Handwritten notes taken by Mary Collins

[Folder] Melba Anger Curriculum Vitae. — 1 folder

[Folder] Memorial Materials for Joan Backscheider and Mary Collins. — 1972. — 1 folder

[Folder] Personnel - Payroll and Administrative Materials. — 1 folder

[Folder] Sarah Allison Curriculum Vitae and Administrative Materials. — 1 folder

[Box 2.3] Diabetic Maintenance Clinic

[Folder] Development and Evaluation of Diabetic Management Clinic in the Outpatient Department of JHH. — 1969. — 1 folder
Includes project proposal, flowcharts and notes, summary proposal, paper on role of CEDN, and "Report on the Diabetic Maintenance Clinic, A Nurse-Conducted Clinic Under Medical Supervision" by Sarah Allison, Joan Backscheider, and Mary Collins

[Folder] Diabetic Maintenance Clinic Summary. — 1968-1971. — 1 folder

[Folder] Diabetic Maintenance Clinic - Patient Testing and Evaluation. — 1 folder
Includes Instruction Plan for teaching patients, general information on diabetes mellitus, tables and charts for evaluating patient, a physical inspection sheet, and a patient interview

[Folder] Diabetic Management Clinic Manual
In green folder. Written by Emma Ventura and Sarah Allison. Includes notes from Sarah Allison to Emma Ventura

[Folder] Diabetic Management Clinic Planning Materials. — 1 folder
Includes discussion notes from September 11, 1969, Plan of Action for Development of Nurse Clinics, Summary Proposal for Diabetic Maintenance Clinic, Funcions of the Diabetic Nurse Specialist, and other related materials

[Folder] Evaluation and Assessment Materials. — 1 folder
Charts for evaluating both the clinic and the patients

[Folder] Joan Backscheider's Notes and Materials. — 1 folder
Includes Backscheider's handwritten notes, "Self-Care Requirements, Self-Care Capabilities, and Nursing Systems in the Diabetic Nurse Management Clinic" by Backscheider, "Preoperational Level" notes, "Concrete Operational Level" notes, and a "Nursing Summary Outline"

[Folder] Joan Backscheider's Study. — 1 folder
Includes "A Posthumous Reconstruction of an Unpublished Study by Joan E. Backscheider on Self-Care Capabilities Required to Manage Diabetes Mellitus" by Sarah E. Allison and Cora S. Balmat, as well as some of the materials gathered to develop the reconstruction

[Folder] Papers about the Diabetic Maintenance Clinic. — 1 folder
Includes "Specialty Nursing Practice in a Diabetic Clinic" by Mary B. Collins, "Specialty Nursing Practice in a Diabetic Clinic" (different paper) by Emma Ventura, Self-Care Requirements, Self-Care Capabilities, and Nursing Systems in the Diabetic Nurse Management Clinic" by Joan Backscheider, and "A Framework for Nursing Action in a Nurse-Conducted Diabetic Management Clinic" by Sarah Allison

[Folder] Project Proposal - Working Papers. — 1968-1969. — 1 folder

[Folder] Report: Analysis of the Nursing Notes in Diabetic Maintenance Clinic. — 08/08/1969. — 1 folder

[Box 2.4] Wilmer Eye Clinic

[Folder] Annual Reports - Wilmer. — 1973-1976. — 1 folder

[Folder] Pain Clinic Planning. — 1 folder

[Folder] Wilmer Planning. — 1974-1977. — 1 folder
Includes notes from consulting meetings with Dorothea Orem

[Box 2.5] Women's Clinic

[Folder] A4B4 Project. — 1970-1971. — 1 folder
Information on a project on nursing system development conducted on A4B4 in the Women's Clinic in conjunction with the Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing

[Folder] Clinical Conditions and Role of Nurses. — 1 folder
Includes information on the treatment of patients with Myomata Uteri, carcinoma of the vulva, and stress incontinence

[Folder] Group II Flow Charts and Notes. — 1 folder
Includes flow charts on various subjects as well as information related to the treatment of Myomata Uteri

[Folder] Minutes 1969. — 1969. — 1 folder

[Folder] Minutes 1970. — 1970. — 1 folder

[Folder] Nursing Assessment Forms. — 1 folder

[Folder] Planning Materials. — 1967-1971. — 1 folder

[Folder] Woman's Clinic Project. — 1971-1972. — 1 folder

[Box 2.6] Other Clinics

[Folder] A Program to Develop Nurse Conducted Health Maintenance Clinics. — 03-01-1969. — 1 folder
Report in black cover, "A Program to Develop Nurse Conducted Health Maintenance Clinics within the Johns Hopkins Hospital Outpatient Department and Nurse Conducted Health Centers in the Communities of East Baltimore and Columbia, Maryland (Preliminary Draft)" by the Center for Experimentation and Development in Nursing

[Folder] Baltimore-Orleans Housing Project Planning - Joan Backscheider. — 1969. — 1 folder

[Folder] Cardiac Clinic - Planning and Development. — 1968-1971. — 1 folder

[Folder] CCCC - Design for Nursing System. — 1970-1971. — 1 folder

[Folder] CCCC Project. — 1969-1971. — 1 folder
Primarily information related to job descriptions and job satisfaction surveys

[Folder] Comprehensive Child Care Clinic. — 1972. — 1 folder

[Folder] Dermatology - Initial Interview Guide. — 1 folder
Includes blank copies of patient interviews/questionnaires and "Design of a Nursing System for Individuals with Quiescent and Active Non-Infected Atopic Dermatitis" by Josephine A. Thompson

[Folder] General Medical Clinic Project - Joan Backscheider Models. — 1 folder

[Folder] Halsted Project. — 1 folder
Contains a Nursing Interview for the Halsted Clinic

[Folder] Nurse-Managed Cardiac Clinics - Judy Crews. — 1972. — 1 folder
In orange report cover - "Nurse-Managed Cardiac Clinics" by Judy Crews - Course: Designing Nursing Systems (evening course at JHU)

[Folder] Osler - Observations and Interviews. — 1968. — 1 folder