The District Nurse

The District Nurse

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By (author) Susan Cohen

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  • Format: Paperback | 56 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 204mm x 4mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 23 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 0747808082
  • ISBN 13: 9780747808084
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 512,057

Product description

For 150 years, district nurses have been taking care of the sick in their own homes, providing health care, moral support, and wise advice to people of all ages and classes, in rural areas, towns and cities the length and breadth of the country. Begun in 1860s Liverpool by philanthropist William Rathbone, the District Nursing Movement was founded to care for the poor who had no access to medical care. This illuminating book shows how the role of the district nurse has moved on greatly since Queen Victoria's Jubilee, expanding and developing to provide a broad range of invaluable health care services in the community.

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Author information

Susan Cohen is a social historian with a special interest in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She was awarded a PhD for her work on the campaigner for women's rights, Eleanor Rathbone, and she is an Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute at Southampton University. Her book on Eleanor Rathbone and the Refugees will be published in 2009.

Table of contents

Introduction The Early Years The Growth of District Nursing Dress, Equipment and Transport Wartime: 1914-18 Between the World Wars Wartime, The National Health Service and Beyond Further Reading Index