The District Nurse.

Cohen, Susan.

Picture of The District Nurse.
Tells the story of how the district nurse came to be a welcome, trusted, and caring member of the community, by providing professional nursing care and support in homes throughout the British Isles. Begun in the 1860s by Liverpool philanthropist, William Rathbone, it aimed to provide care for the poor who had no access to proper medical attention.


SKU: 9780747808084


For 150 years, district nurses have been taking care of the sick in their own homes, providing health care, moral support, and wise advice to people of all ages and classes, in rural areas, towns and cities the length and breadth of the country. Begun in 1860s Liverpool by philanthropist William Rathbone, the District Nursing Movement was founded to care for the poor who had no access to medical care. This illuminating book shows how the role of the district nurse has moved on greatly since Queen Victoria's Jubilee, expanding and developing to provide a broad range of invaluable health care services in the community.

Book Details

Author Cohen, Susan.
Format PB
Series Title Shire Library
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Shire Publications
Number of Pages 56
Illustrations Illustrations (some col.)
Publish Date 10/11/2010
Catalogue Jun19
Catalogue book number 1