Martha Rogers Research Paper

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Martha Rogers was born on May 12, 1914 in Dallas, Texas. She was the eldest of four children born to Bruce Taylor Rogers, and Lucy Mulholland Keener Rogers. During her first year of life, her family moved to Knoxville, TN. Martha never felt like an oldest child, she had a young aunt and uncle that were more like an older sister and brother. They kept Martha in line. Martha’s thirst for knowledge had started at a very young age. She had such a large, extended family that she never craved companionship. She preferred to go off and read a book. By the fourth grade she had read every book in the public library. She knew the Greek alphabet by age 10. When Martha was in high school she was very active in extra curricular activities. She participated…show more content…
Among the many awards bestowed on her were the Award and Citation “In recognition of your outstanding contribution to nursing,” by the New York University Division of Nurse Education faculty and alumni in 1965 and the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 1981 Mary Tolle Wright Award for Leadership and the New York State Nurses Association Nursing Education Award in 1985. She was inducted into the American Nurses Association Hall of Fame in 1996, two years after her death. Martha Rogers’s spirit lives on in the form of the Society of Rogerian Scholars, an international organization named for Rogers committed to the advancement of her world view of nursing. They publish a journal called Visions, The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science. Martha Rogers died at the age of 79 in Phoenix, Arizona in 1994. Bibliography Malinski, V. M. & Manhart Barrett, E. A. (1994). Martha E. Rogers Her Life and Her Work. In (M. Fithian, Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company. Sitzman, K. & Eichelberger, L. W. (2004). Understanding the Work of Nurse Theorists. In (P. M. Glynn, Ed.). Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Tomey, A,M, and Alligood, M,R,(2006). Nursing THeorists and Their Work. 6th ed. Ed. Yvonne Alexopoulos. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby

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