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Palgrave Macmillan

Nursing and Midwifery in Britain Since 1700

ISBN 9780230247031
Publication Date June 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Nurses and midwives, both qualified and in training, have a lively interest in how their professions have developed. A stimulating collection of research-based essays, this book explores and compares the distinct histories of nursing and midwifery in Britain from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the modern day.

ANNE BORSAY is Professor of Healthcare and Medical Humanities in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, UK.
BILLIE HUNTER is RCM Professor of Midwifery in the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University, UK.

Nursing and Midwifery: Historical Approaches; A.Borsay & B.Hunter
PART I: NURSING 1700-2000
Nursing, 1700-1830: Families, Communities, Institutions; A.Borsay
Nursing, 1830-1920: Forging a Profession; C.E.Hallett
Nursing, 1920-2000: The Dilemmas of Professionalization; A.Hull
PART II: MIDWIFERY 1700-2000
Midwifery, 1700-1800: The Man-Midwife as Competitor; H.King
Midwifery, 1800-1920: The Journey to Registration; A.Nuttall
Midwifery, 1920-2000: The Reshaping of a Profession; B.Hunter
PART III: COMPARING NURSING AND MIDWIFERY
International Comparisons: The Nursing-Midwifery Interface; W.Connerton & P.D'Antonio
Nursing and Midwifery: An Uneasy Alliance or Natural Bedfellows?; B.Hunter & A.Borsay
Epilogue: Contemporary Challenges; J.Sandall & A.M.Rafferty


ANNE BORSAY Professor of Healthcare and Medical Humanities in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, UK
WINIFRED CONNERTON Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, USA
PATRICIA D'ANTONIO Associate Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, USA
CHRISTINE E. HALLETT Professor of Nursing History in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester, UK
ANDREW HULL Lecturer in the History of Medicine in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, UK
BILLIE HUNTER RCM Professor in Midwifery in the Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, at Cardiff University, UK
ANDREA JONES Oncology Research Nurse at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, UK
HELEN KING Professor of Classical Studies at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
ALISON NUTTALL Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, UK
ANNE MARIE RAFFERTY Professor of Nursing Policy in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College London, UK
JANE SANDALL Professor of Social Science and Women's Health in the Division of Women's Health in the School of Medicine at King's College London, UK

Reviews

'One of the many strengths of the book is that it focuses on nursing and midwifery, discussing the tensions between these professions and offering a balanced exploration of the similarities and differences between them.'
– Rachel Sales, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of the West of England, UK
'I would recommend this book to my undergraduate students as a way of putting their chosen profession in context. It is comparative, it covers major developments succinctly, and attempts to link historical features to contemporary issues and debate.'
- Tania McIntosh, Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Nottingham, UK
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