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

By Gerard M. Fealy

Based on new study utilizing formerly unpublished assets, this compelling textual content is an in-depth research of the background of nurse schooling in eire, providing a brand new authoritative account of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


Introduced as a part of the reforms of health facility nursing within the overdue 19th century, apprenticeship nurse education used to be a vocational extension of secondary schooling. dwelling outdoors the mainstream of upper academic provision it supplied nurses with the information and technical talents for ill nursing, while additionally functioning to socialize them into the function of health facility employee and introduce to them nursing’s worth platforms. This method of teaching supplied a prepared provide of expert, effective, low-cost and dependable workers.


In a chronological interval spanning over a century, the ebook strains the advance of recent nursing in eire, bringing the hidden function of nurses and nursing to the fore. It analyzes and describes the improvement, provision and slow reform of health center nursing, considering the social, cultural, political and financial elements that ended in its institution, its continuance, and eventual dying.

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