This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship.
Covering a range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this book draws on research from eleven different countries to address:
- the issues of professionalism within nursing
- the social and ethical issues which are woven into the relationship between the nurse/midwife and her patient/client
- the trans-cultural dimensions nurses create when they move from one culture to another and the recent developments in historiography.
Barbara Mortimer is a nurse and a historian. She has an extensive network of international contacts among historians of nursing.
Susan McGann is a historian and has worked in archives for 20 years; she is currently archivist of the Royal College of Nursing of the UK. The editors founded the UK Centre for the History of Nursing in 2000. This has now become the principal focus for historians of nursing in the UK.