Nursing in Liverpool Since 1862

Nursing in Liverpool Since 1862

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The year 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the first provincial training school for nurses. Nursing in Liverpool since 1862 looks at the development of professional nursing, it highlights some of the 'firsts' to have originated in Liverpool in the field of nursing practice. The study contains oral history accounts from the nurses who have trained and worked in Liverpool both in the hospitals and the community. They follow in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale who in collaboration with William Rathbone VI pioneered modern nursing practice. It is a story of dedication, innovation and, above all, caring.
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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 169 x 243mm
  • Scotforth Books
  • Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • 1904244858
  • 9781904244851

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Table of contents

Table of contents: Foreword vii Acknowledgements viii Introduction 1 1 The foundations of professional nursing in Liverpool 3 2 Consolidation of professional nursing 17 3 1919 - 1948: From registration to the start of the NHS 33 4 Nursing and the National Health Service 53 Conclusion 91 Sources and Additional Reading 95 Index 97
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Author information

Meg Parkes trained as a nurse in Manchester in the 1970s. Her oral history research for an MPhil at the University of Liverpool's School of Tropical Medicine is based on her interviews with Second World War veterans. Meg has published two books based on her father's Far Eastern POW diaries. Dr Sally Sheard is Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. She has written widely on the development of British health and welfare. She also works with local authorities and community groups in using historical context to address contemporary health issues
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