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Mental health nursing: The working lives of paid carers, 1800s-1900s

Anne Borsay and Pamela Dale


This book seeks to integrate the history of mental health nursing with the wider history of institutional and community care for people experiencing mental illness and/or living with a learning disability. It develops new research questions by drawing together a concern with exploring the class, gender, skills and working conditions of practitioners with an assessment of the care regimes staff helped create and patients’ experiences of them. Contributors from a range of disciplines use a variety of source material to examine both continuity and change in the history of care over two centuries. ... More

Keywords: Class, Community care, Experiences, Gender, Institutions, Learning disabilities, Mental health, Mental illness, Nurses

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096938
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne Borsay, editor
Swansea University

Pamela Dale, editor
University of Exeter