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Bedside and Community

50 Years of Contributions to the Health of Albertans from the University of Calgary

edited by Diana J. Mansell, Frank W. Stahnisch & Paula Larsson

University of Calgary Press
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Higher, General, Organizations & Institutions
About Alberta , Author lives in Alberta

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Bedside and Community is the inside story of fifty years of health care and health research at the University of Calgary. Drawing on the first–person accounts of researchers, administrators, faculty, and students along with archival research, and faculty histories, this collection celebrates the many significant contributions the University of Calgary has made to the health of Albertans.


With contributions from the Cummings School of Medicine, the Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Kinesiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Environmental Design, Department of Psychology, and Indigenous Health Initiatives Bedside and Community is a truly collaborative history. Addressing the links between departments, the relationship between the university and the community, and evolving research and teaching methods, this book places the University of Calgary within a wider national context and shows how it has addressed the unique health needs of Southern Alberta.


With a pioneering focus on primary care and commitment to interdisciplinary connections, the University of Calgary has made strides in heath research, health education, and community outreach. Bedside and Community tells the story of a tradition of excellence that will light the way to future outreach and discovery



About the authors

Diana J. Mansell is a Canadian Nurse Historian now retired from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. Her research has focused on nursing leadership and nursing in Alberta.

Diana J. Mansell's profile page

Frank W. Stahnisch holds the Alberta Medical Foundation/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health Care at the University of Calgary where he also chairs the History of Medicine and Health Care program. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences and the author of A New Field in Mind – A History of Interdisciplinarity in the Early Brain Sciences (2019).

Frank W. Stahnisch's profile page

Paula Larsson is an Oxford-based scholar of health history with a focus on intersections of ethnicity, health and policy. She is the recipient of the Mary Lemessurier Award and James Burns Scholarship.

Paula Larsson's profile page