Abstract. Hildegard Elizabeth Peplau was nationally and internationally known for Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on September 1, , the. Dr Hildegard Elizabeth Peplau, nursing educator who played major role in Dr. Peplau was born in Reading, Pa., and witnessed the deadly. Hildegard Peplau. Hildegard Elizabeth Peplau (September 1, – March 17, ) was an American nurse who is the only one to serve the.

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Hildegard Peplau was the first published nursing theorist of the 20th century and the first since Florence Nightingale published her book, Notes on Nursingin This was a very unusual achievement for a nurse at that time and paved the way for hildefard to receive her bachelor’s degree in interpersonal psychology in Inshe joined the faculty at the College of Nursing at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, and was there until her retirement in Inshe was pregnant when she returned from England.

After the war, Peplau was at the table with many of these same men as they worked to reshape the mental health system in the United States through the passage of the National Mental Health Act of Her daughter became a successful psychologist in Los Angeles.

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As a child, she witnessed the devastating flu epidemic of Hildegarr The interpersonal relations theory offers insight into what biograpjy expected of the nurse and the patient when confronting health-related problems. Applications to nursing research 2nd Ed. Peplau was a member of the faculty of the College of Nursing at Rutgers University from to After her retirement from Rutgers, she served as a visiting professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium in and If they could afford the cost of tuition, some girls went to the normal school to become teachers.


She studied with several well-known psychiatrists including Harry Stack Sullivan who founded the interpersonal theory of psychiatry, and her later work expanded his theory for use in nursing. Hilda left high school after a pepplau with the principal and later received her high school equivalency from Reading Evening High School in They are proud that she continues to be an “inspiration to many.

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Peplau was devoted to nursing education at full length of her career. Secondly, teamwork and collaboration requires that the nurse and the patient develop a professional relationship and commitment towards attaining the goals stated.

Hildegard Peplau

She was also elected fellow of the American Academy of Nurse and Sigma Theta Tau, the national nursing honorary society. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 6, Since the publication of Peplau’s work, interpersonal process has been universally integrated into nursing education and nursing practices througout the United States and abroad.

The nurse and the client summarize and end their relationship. On the other hand, the patient is expected to open up to the nurse during care and treatment.


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Perspectives in nursing theory, practice, and research. In Hilda’s case, the Great Depression started in her third year of training, and she received no pay. Peplau later admitted that she biograohy probably not as politically aware as she should have been during hildevard career, but one peplua argue with her accomplishments, no matter how hard won. The nurse begins to know the patient as a unique individual, and the patient should sense that the nurse is biogfaphy interested in them.

Her ideas have, indeed, stood the test of time. The preferred option was marriage, and Catholic girls might go to the convent. She wrote that Hilda was a visionary and was constantly pushing beyond where others wanted to go. It also includes seven nursing roles: Although she accomplished a great deal at Rutgers, her time there was marred by controversy as well, and she retired in with ill health and mental exhaustion. She became the first published nursing theorist since Florence Nightingale.

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