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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ, Maely et al. Pradigm of a revolutionary woman, a pioneer in Nursing teaching in Pinar del Río. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.6, pp.180-187. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: before 1959, Cuba did not have any conditions for teaching, which afected the training of medical staff in nursing, limiting the practice of the profession. The teaching of nursing then went through a great tranformation, with the revolutionary measures. Health care: a right for everyone and a state duty, health care services to the hand of all the population, in our province, the assignment of teaching the nursing majors was given to Nurse Olga Alarcon Ulloa, and thus the first nursing school and the first teacher appear. Objective: to describe the life and work of Olga Alarcon Ulloa, a pioneer in nursing teaching in Pinar del Río Province. Material and method: a biographical retrospective research was carried out, by means of bibliographiocal research and interview, and the reading of testimony presented by the nurse herself, as empirical methods, and the logical-historical method was used as a scientific method. Results: the life of Olga Alarcon Ulloa was unveiled, a pioneer in nursing teaching in the province, as a deserved tribute to whom, outstanding the most genuine values of the nursing profession, evinces in every moment, the presence of the nurse in the struggles for the civil rights of the people. Conclusions: The sense of professional duty and patriotic convictions made Olga Alarcon Ulloa a pioneer who started nursing teaching in Pinar del Río Province. If her legacy is followed, the future of the profession in the Province is guaranteed.

Keywords : History of nursing; Teaching.

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