New Book: “Always Caring: The story of the Belgian Nurses during WW1”

The historiography of the First World War and nursing pays nearly no attention to the work of the Belgian nurses during the Great War. This book adresses research questions relating to who these nurses were and what they were doing during the war. Therefore different sub-questions were asked. How many nurses were trained during the war? What were their main … Read More

Doctor, I refuse to do this

In 2015, nurses in the Netherlands received a new professional code. This was a breakthrough. No longer were there four separate codes but only a single ethical point of departure on the basis of which care could be administrated. All nurses can recognise themselves in it. This is our profession, and this is the way we perform it. One might … Read More

Nurse Stieltjes’ Doll

The history of nursing is closely linked to women’s rights. At least, in most European countries. In the Netherlands, the connection is tenuous at best. There, the archives yield no names of nurses who were members of both the women’s movement and a nursing organisation. There are just a few exceptions, such as Jeanne van Lanschot Hubrecht. The reason for … Read More

Call for Papers: “Bads” in healthcare

Call for Papers – deadline: 30th of November 2017 (extended until 20th December 2018) The European Conference of the Swiss Society of the History of Health and Nursing (GPG-HSS) in Cooperation with the European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN) and the European Journal for Nursing History, Theory and Ethics (ENHE), will take place on the 21st and 22nd … Read More

Call for Abstracts: European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics

The CfA for the special theme of the European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics is related to the International Conference “‘Bads’ in healthcare: Negative experience as an impetus to reform in nineteenth and twentieth centuries”, 21/22.6.2018 in Winterthur, Switzerland, see further information : https://gpg-hss.ch/category/european-conference-2018/ The aim of the Second Issue of the European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics … Read More

New Website for EAHN

The EAHN website is getting a makeover! Using a WordPress framework the site will be more dynamic than the old one. It has the details of all of the constituent organisations and contains information about nursing history events from around the world, massive open online courses, and on he blog pages there will be details of calls for papers and … Read More