Trans. title: When an idea is born
When the Home Rule took over the healthcare system in Greenland an independent union for nursing staff arose. This book regards the historical development of the healthcare system which – with Ruth Lange as a front figure – became more extensive and well-functioning with an education, authorization, independent legislation and the option of home nursing. Ruth Lange received in 2003 the Florence Nightingale-medal for her involvement in Greenlandic healthcare.