A History of Nursing
A History of Nursing

A History of Nursing explores the history of nursing by investigating the earliest records of the caring profession, how it progressed and what established it along the way to becoming the nursing we see today. It starts at the beginning of the story –  how, once upon a time, all we had to depend on was Mother Nature.

Over time, education and standards improved for the safety, development and governance of the profession. Not everything was plain sailing and the book introduces lesser-known people who made this possible, sometimes at great cost to themselves, and the effect military nursing had on the nineteenth century in turning nursing from religious principles to the secular standards we see today.

How did nursing go from being knowledge handed down through ancient scripts, folklore and sometimes by accident, to the degree-level, accountable practice of modern times? And why do nurses not wear hats anymore? A History of Nursing answers all these questions and more.

 

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Confessions of a Male Nurse
Confessions of a Male Nurse

From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, Michael Alexander never knew what he was getting himself into. But now, sixteen years since he first launched into his nursing career – as the only man on a gynaecology ward – he’s pretty much had to deal with everything…

Body parts that came off in his hands.

Teenagers with phantom pregnancies.

Doctors unable to tell the difference between their left and right.

Violent drunks.

Singing relatives.

Sexism.

… and more nudity than the sex industry.

 

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Nurse Regulations Tea Towel- Exclusive
Nurse Regulations Tea Towel- Exclusive

The Nightingale Training School opened its doors in July 1860 at St. Thomas’ Hospital. All probationers need to read and write and be able to learn at least some rudimentary Latin to administer medicines. The Nightingale approach to training focused on dedication and discipline.

This tea towel features the Regulations, dating from 1860, that the probationers would have had to have followed.

 

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Stained Glass Round Window Decoration-Exclusive
Stained Glass Round Window Decoration-Exclusive

The painted and leaded glass ‘lancet’ window panel was discovered in store in Guy’s Hospital in 2017. The glass panel may have come from Riddel House- a nurse’s home established for St.Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School. This glass portrait may be the only surviving treasure from the home.

 

This hand painted glass window decoration is framed with traditional stained glass lead and hung with trace chain.

 

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Scutari Ward Scene Tea Towel-Exclusive
Scutari Ward Scene Tea Towel-Exclusive

This 100% cotton tea towel features the image of ‘Florence Nightingale in the Military Hospital in Scutari’.

Features a looped hook to hang the tea towel.

 

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Nightingale Badge Greeting Card-Exclusive
Nightingale Badge Greeting Card-Exclusive

This Nightingale badge was awarded to Nurse Eleanor Ferry, in 1940. The badge was badly damaged during a bomb attack on St. Thomas’ Hospital in September 1940. Nurse ferry had her uniform blown off during the bombing but returned to rescue the badge.

The square card features the Nightingale Training school badge on a white background.

 

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Nurses Cap Earrings-Exclusive
Nurses Cap Earrings-Exclusive

Sterling silver stud earrings in the shape of a nurses cap.

 

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Women’s Scrubs Socks
Women’s Scrubs Socks

These socks would make a great gift for a nurse.

 

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Mid-Victorian Britain
Mid-Victorian Britain

Paperback edition of Mid-Victorian Britain by Christine Garwood.

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Florence Duck
Florence Duck

Fun rubber duck

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Replica Lantern
Replica Lantern

Take home this replica of Florence’s fanoos, the lamp she carried on her rounds in the Crimea.

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Saving Lives: Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Nursing Puts Us All At Risk
Saving Lives: Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Nursing Puts Us All At Risk

Paperback edition of Saving Lives: Why The Media’s Portrayal Of Nursing Puts Us All At Risk by Sandy Summers and Harry Jacobs Summers.

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Nurse Colouring Book
Nurse Colouring Book

A humorous, snarky & unique adult colouring book for registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students. For stress relief and relaxtion.

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Florence Nightingale, Nursing, and Health Care Today-Exclusive
Florence Nightingale, Nursing, and Health Care Today-Exclusive

Paperback edition of Florence Nightingale, Nursing and Health Care Today by Lynn McDonald

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Women in the First World War
Women in the First World War

Paperback edition of Women in the First World War by Neil R. Storey and Molly Housego.

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Edith Cavell
Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell was born in 1865, daughter of a Norfolk vicar, and shot in Brussels on 12 October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border.

Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and abroad, before training as a nurse in London in 1895. To Edith, nursing was a duty, a vocation, but above all a service. By 1907, she had travelled most of Europe and become matron of her own hospital in Belgium, where, under her leadership, a ramshackle hospital with few staff and little organization became a model nursing school.

When war broke out, Edith helped soldiers to escape the war by giving them jobs in her hospital, finding clothing and organizing safe passage into Holland. In all, she assisted over two hundred men. When her secret work was discovered, Edith was put on trial and sentenced to death by firing squad. She uttered only 130 words in her defence. A devout Christian, the evening before her death, she asked to be remembered as a nurse, not a hero or a martyr, and prayed to be fit for heaven. When news of Edith’s death reached Britain, army recruitment doubled.

Diana Souhami brings one of the Great War’s finest heroes to life in this biography of a hardworking, courageous and independent woman.

 

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A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton
A Nurse at the Front: The First World War Diaries of Sister Edith Appleton

Edited by Ruth Cown and foreword by Michael Morpurgo.

Edith Appleton, known as Edie, was working as a professional nurse when war broke out in 1914. She immediately joined the military nursing services and spent the next four years treating dying and injured allied soldiers in France and Belgium, as they fought an entirely new type of war: one of horrendous living conditions, gas attacks and shell-shocked survivors.

A Nurse at the Front contains the fascinating diaries Edie kept of her experiences. Surrounded by death, she never lost her appreciation of life. Against the background of Ypres and the Somme, Edie writes unflinchingly, with clarity and even wit. We see the Great War through a new set of eyes in an acutely observed, courageous account of life on the front line of treacherous warfare.

 

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