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By Gerard M. Fealy

According to new study utilizing formerly unpublished resources, this compelling textual content is an in-depth examine of the background of nurse schooling in eire, featuring a brand new authoritative account of the background of the normal approach of educating in eire. brought as a part of the reforms of sanatorium nursing within the past due 19th century, apprenticeship nurse education was once a vocational extension of secondary schooling. dwelling outdoors the mainstream of upper academic provision it supplied nurses with the data and technical talents for unwell nursing, while additionally functioning to socialize them into the position of health facility employee and introduce to them nursing’s price structures. This method of educating supplied a prepared provide of expert, effective, reasonably cheap and constant staff. In a chronological interval spanning over a century, the booklet lines the improvement of contemporary nursing in eire, bringing the hidden function of nurses and nursing to the fore. It analyzes and describes the advance, provision and slow reform of medical institution nursing, bearing in mind the social, cultural, political and monetary components that ended in its institution, its continuance, and eventual death.

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The Commission also took evidence concerning the arrangements for the training of nurses as midwives at the city’s principal lying-in hospitals.

116 Scientific medicine emerged as the dominant paradigm in the treatment of disease; the new paradigm was being expressed in a range of activities, including anatomical research, medical and surgical therapeutics, and medical training. The relationship of clinical teaching to medical knowledge was established and so also was the relationship of medical knowledge to the treatment and possible elimination of disease. Deficiencies in the nursing arrangements While the ‘golden age’ of the Dublin School led to rapid developments in medical and surgical treatments, nursing in the voluntary hospitals did not reflect the advances made in the period.

4 The Council noted that it was ‘with great regret’ that it had passed a resolution to the effect that the Mater Misericordiae Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital could not be included in the list of hospitals that were to receive a share of the annual collection made by the Fund. 5 However, Dublin was unlike any of the aforementioned English cities. In Dublin, where religious differences could be pronounced, there was a prevailing undercurrent of sectarian mistrust; Catholic suspicion of proselytizing by Anglicans may have underlain the decision of the Catholic hierarchy not to participate in the movement.

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