mercredi 26 mars 2014

Une histoire de la santé des infirmières

 Who Cared for the Carers?: A History of the Occupational Health of Nurses, 1880-1948 

Debbie Palmer

Series: Nursing History and Humanities
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Manchester University Press (March 27, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0719090873

This book compares the histories of psychiatric and voluntary hospital nurses' health from the rise of the professional nurse in 1880 to the advent of the National Health Service in 1948. In the process it reveals the ways national ideas about the organisation of nursing impacted on the lives of ordinary nurses. It explains why the management of nurses' health changed over time and between places, and sets these changes within a wider context of social, political and economic history.

Today, high rates of sickness absence in the nursing profession attract increasing criticism. Nurses took more days off sick in 2011 than private sector employees and most other groups of public sector workers. This book argues that the roots of today's problems are embedded in the ways nurses were managed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It offers insights not only into the history of women's work but also the history of disease and the ways changing scientific knowledge shaped the management of nurses' health.

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