Skip to Content

Online Library

Rural district nursing in Gloucestershire 1880-1925

Rural district nursing in Gloucestershire 1880-1925

Howse, Carrie; Reardon, Nicholas

Elizabeth Malleson (1828-1916) was the founder of the Rural Nursing Association. This book describes the development of district nursing in rural Gloucestershire from the 1880s, when Elizabeth Malleson moved to the area from London. It is suitable for those interested in the history of nursing, and local, social and women's history in general. Ask anyone to name a Victorian pioneer of nursing reform and the answer will probably be, 'Florence Nightingale'. Few people have heard of her contemporary, Elizabeth Malleson (1828-1916), founder of the Rural Nursing Association, or realise the importance of Gloucestershire as the place where her national system of rural district nursing began. This book describes the development of district nursing in rural Gloucestershire from the 1880s, when Elizabeth Malleson moved to the area from London. The establishment of her local charity and its expansion into a national scheme is traced to its affiliation and eventual amalgamation with Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute for Nurses, the organisation from which today's system of district nursing has evolved.The subsequent progress of the work in Gloucestershire is then followed through the lives of and relationships between three tiers of local society: the middle and upper class ladies who devoted years of their lives to the administration and management of the rural district nursing system, entirely on a voluntary basis; the specially trained nurses who delivered the care; and, the poor patients who benefited from it. Written by an award-winning historian, this book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the history of nursing in particular, and local, social and women's history in general

Paperback, Book, Reproduction. English.
Published Cheltenham : Reardon Publishing : [distributor] Reardon Publishing 2008
Rate this

Available at Painswick Community Library.

  • Painswick Community Library – One available

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9937195918 LOCAL 610.734 Adult Non-Fiction Available
  • Cheltenham Local Collection – Earliest copy due back 30th April 2016

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9926602479 Local Collection G610.734 HOW Adult Non-Fiction Please ask
    9926602193 Local Collection 610.734 Adult Non-Fiction Overdue (was due back 30th April 2016)
  • Gloucestershire Archives – In transit

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    9926602487 Local Collection Adult Non-Fiction In transit

Details

Statement of responsibility: Carrie Howse; Edited by Nicholas Reardon
Distributor: Cheltenham: Reardon Publishing; [distributor] Reardon Publishing, 2008
ISBN: 1873877854, 9781873877852
Note: Paperback.
Biography: Carrie Howse is a women's health and welfare historian with a particular interest in the history of nursing, having been a nurse herself in the 1970s. For more than twenty years, she has written historical features, nursing-related articles and academic papers for journals including the Nursing Times, Nursing Standard, Nursing History Review and Women's History Review. She has a PhD from the University of Gloucestershire (2004), on which this, her first, book is based. She has won the following awards for her research and writing:2001 Highly Commended, Clare Evans Prize2003 Finalist, GRCC Bryan Jerrard Award2005 Winner, AAHN Postdoctoral Award2007 Second place, BALH Local History Award2007 Winner, AAHN Mary Adelaide Nutting Award2007 Winner GRCC Bryan Jerrard AwardDr Howse can be contacted by email: carrievcm@fsmail.net.
Physical Description: 208 p. : 10 ill. ; 21x15x2 cm.
Subject: Biography & autobiography c 1800 to c 1900.; Rural nursing History 20th century Gloucestershire (England).; Rural nursing History 19th century Gloucestershire (England).; Nursing c 1800 to c 1900.; Rural nurses Gloucestershire (England) Biography.

Contents

  1. CONTENTSINTRODUCTION 5CHARTSThe development of rural district nursing 8Organisational structure of QVJI 9CHAPTER ONEHEALTH CARE IN THE 1880sInstitutional care 10Patent and folk medicines 16Lady Bountiful 19CHAPTER TWODISTRICT NURSINGThe Village Nursing Association 25Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute for Nurses 30The Rural Nursing Association 36Affiliation and Amalgamation 46CHAPTER THREEAIMS AND MOTIVATIONLady Administrators 55The Nurses 65CHAPTER FOURTHE NURSES: PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIAL STATUSRelationships with Doctors and Committees 82Social Background and Training of Queen's Nurses 89Training of Village Nurse-Midwives 98CHAPTER FIVETHE NURSES: WORKING LIVESWorkload 112Turnover of Staff 120CHAPTER SIXTHE NURSES: LIVING STANDARDSSalaries 132Accommodation 146CHAPTER SEVENTHE PATIENTSSocial Attitudes 161Rural Communities 171CONCLUSION 187BIBLIOGRAPHY 197INDEX.