mercredi 27 février 2019

Le recrutement des infirmières surintendantes britanniques

“Wanted: Educated Women of Culture”. The Recruitment of British Nurse Superintendents to Philadelphia, 1870 – 1920

RCN History of Nursing Society Lecture

Thursday 14 March 2019, 6 – 8pm

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square London W1G 0RN

During the late nineteenth century, hospital trustees in Philadelphia actively recruited British nurse superintendents to administer their newly established hospitals and nurse training schools, in an attempt to raise the status of their institutions. The British nurses who responded varied in both the experiences they encountered and the degree to which they achieved success. Through the presentation of biographies of some of the British nurses recruited to Philadelphia, Karen Egenes describes the nurses' motivations, challenges faced, tactics employed, and legacy.

Doors open at 6pm and the talk starts at 6.30. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception from 8-9pm.

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