A History of Apprenticeship Nurse Training in Ireland by Gerard M. Fealy

By Gerard M. Fealy

Based on new learn utilizing formerly unpublished resources, this compelling textual content is an in-depth examine of the background of nurse schooling in eire, providing a brand new authoritative account of the historical past of the conventional process of teaching in eire.


Introduced as a part of the reforms of clinic nursing within the overdue 19th century, apprenticeship nurse education was once a vocational extension of secondary schooling. dwelling outdoor the mainstream of upper academic provision it supplied nurses with the information and technical talents for unwell nursing, while additionally functioning to socialize them into the function of sanatorium employee and introduce to them nursing’s worth structures. This method of teaching supplied a prepared offer of expert, effective, low-cost and dependable workers.


In a chronological interval spanning over a century, the ebook strains the improvement of recent nursing in eire, bringing the hidden position of nurses and nursing to the fore. It analyzes and describes the advance, provision and sluggish reform of sanatorium nursing, making an allowance for the social, cultural, political and fiscal components that resulted in its institution, its continuance, and eventual loss of life.

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