Tribute to Florence Nightingale

The Flemish public broadcasting company (VRT) published today a long article on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale in Flemish. https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/05/11/200-jaar-geleden-werd-florence-nightingale-geboren-oermoeder-va/

Nursing and covid-19

The European Association for the History of Nursing (EAHN) is a pan-European organisation supporting the study of nursing history. As historians we are keen to capture the experiences of nurses and midwives across Europe at this time. 2020 is the international year of the Nurse and the Midwife. We could not have imagined the changes that would take place in … Read More

Registration open for the 2020 UKAHN Colloquium

Scenic view of Chichester, UK

The 23rd UK Association for the History of Nursing Research Colloquium will be held on Tuesday 30th June 2020 at the Friends Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, PO19 1NX   from 9.30am – 5pm.  There will be a full day of papers covering a wide variety of national and international nursing history topics. The Colloquium has a proud tradition of … Read More

Regulation, Resilience and Resistance: The Struggle for Professional Nursing (1887-2019)

Professor Christine E. HallettWednesday 1 April 2020, 5.30 – 7.30pmUniversity of Worcester, City Campus, Castle Street, Worcester WR1 3AS The year 2019 marks the centenary of the Nurses Registration Act, the legislation which inaugurated the first British professional nurses’ register and founded the General Nursing Council, the forerunner of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). The register itself was created … Read More

Nurse Practitioner History Research Scholar Award

GOAL: The goal of this research award is to disseminate scholarship regarding nurse practitioners to an international audience. By strengthening relationships and collaborations to increase access to historical scholarship, the Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (ECBCNHI) hopes to advance historical scholarship to practitioners. 1. The ECBCNHI leadership will publicize through our own School of Nursing, and in … Read More

Call for abstracts

Third Issue 2021 The European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics is an interdisciplinary Open Access and peer-reviewed eJournal spanning the Humanities, Nursing Science, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies. The journal is published online once a year with each edition having an individual theme. In addition, all volumes provide an open section that contains articles on various topics. The Journal is … Read More

New role for Professor Christine Hallett

Prof Christine Hallett

Professor Christine Hallett has recently been appointed as Professor of Nursing History. She has written a number of books on the subject and her latest volume is due for publication in December, which will explore the story and life of famous Great War nurse Edith Cavell. On Saturday 10 November, Professor Hallett will be the keynote speaker in Wakefield, where … Read More

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