Faye Glen Abdellah

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Faye Glenn Abdellah



Dr. Faye Glenn Abdellah

RN, Ed.D., Sc.D., FAAN

Rear Admiral Faye Glenn Abdellah, Ed.D., LL.D., Sc.D., R.N., F.A.A.N. has been a leader in both the development of nursing research and nursing as a profession within the Public Health Service (PHS). Trained initially as a nurse at the Fitkin Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Dr. Abdellah went on to receive B.S., M.A., and Ed.D. degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. Almost her entire professional career was spent in the PHS from which she retired in November, 1989 as Deputy Surgeon General. She has been active in professional associations devoted to nursing and has been a prolific author with over 130 publications to her credit.

  • Finding Aid to the Faye G. Abdellah Papers. Faye G. Abdellah. National Library of Medicine.           

  • National Women's Hall of Fame - Faye Glenn Abdellah, pioneer nursing researcher, helped transform nursing theory, nursing care and nursing education. After receiving her nursing certificate from the Ann May School of Nursing and her Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in Education from Columbia University, Dr. Abdellah embarked on her distinguished career in health care.

  • Practice Model - Faye Glenn Abdellah developed a list of 21 unique nursing problems related to human needs, demonstrating the Nurse as a problem solver who provides care for the whole individual. (Information from Nursingtheory.net)

Available Publications

Preparing Nursing Research for the 21st Century: Evolution, Methodologies, Challenges
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. Reference assessing and commenting on the past and present state of nursing research. Presents the why to do it of research rather than the how to do it.
Hardcover: 274 pages
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company (March 1, 1994)
ISBN: 0826184405

Better patient care through nursing research
Unknown Binding: 753 pages
Publisher: Macmillan; 2d ed edition (1979)
ISBN: 0023001100

Patient-centered approaches to nursing
Unknown Binding: 205 pages
Publisher: Macmillan (1960)

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