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Celebrating Nursing - A Visual History

Celebrating Nursing - A Visual History

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The history of nursing is an extraordinary and often moving one. Through a combination of art, photographs, recollections and history, Celebrating Nursing is an inspiring tribute to the breadth and depth of nursing from earliest times to present day.

  • Edited By: Dr. Christine Hallett
  • Published Date: February, 2010
  • Publisher: Ausmed Publications
  • ISBN: 978-0-9803662-8-0

Overview

The history of nursing is an extraordinary and often moving one. Over the centuries, often in the face of adversity, like-minded people developed, protected and handed down the philosophy of nurturing, supporting and empowering their fellow human beings. It is this story of self-less individuals who devoted their working lives to the wellbeing of others. Through a combination of art, photographs, recollections and history, Celebrating Nursing is an inspiring tribute to the breadth and depth of nursing from earliest times to present day. Beautifully illustrated and extensively researched, it portrays the lives of famous nurses as well as shining a light on the hidden stories of less well-known but no less remarkable individuals.

Key Features

  • A unique combination of art, photography and recollections of history.
  • Breathe life into the personalities and philosophies of nurses.
  • Trace the shifts in the focus of health care over the centuries.
  • Help to overcome the invisibility of nursing and illuminate the core human focus of nurses and nursing.

Contents

This hardback book is 192 pages in length and printed in full colour. Chapter:

  1. Beginnings - Ancient Times, The Dark Ages and Medieval Times, The Early Modern Period
  2. The Nineteenth Century - From Nun to Professional Nurse, Military Nursing, What is a Nurse?, Testing Training, The Emergence of Surgical Nursing
  3. The Twentieth Century - The March of Change, Nurses on the Front Line, As Seen on Screen, New Technology and New Roles
  4. Nursing Today and Tomorrow - Nursing in the Twenty - First Century, Conclusion

About the Author

Dr Christine Hallett

Dr Christine Hallett (PhD, BNurs, BA, RGN, DnCert, HVCert) is the director of the Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Manchester, UK. Having qualified as a nurse and health visitor in 1985, she worked as a community nurse for several years before moving into the university sector. She became a full-time lecturer in nursing in 1993, and has worked in nurse education for over 15 years. Dr Hallett has PhDs in both Nursing and History, and holds Fellowships with the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society for the Arts, UK.


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