The emergence of the occupation of district nursing in nineteenth century England
Denny, Elaine (1999) The emergence of the occupation of district nursing in nineteenth century England. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This research examines the genesis of district nursing in England, and in particular explores the way in which district nursing became a paid occupation over the course of the nineteenth century. District nursing is defined as the care of the sick poor within their own homes, which is consistent with a nineteenth, rather than a twentieth, century meaning. At the beginning of the century an occupation of district nursing did not exist, yet by the end a formal occupation had emerged, and some associations of district nursing were attempting to create a profession which would attract educated women.
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