The Professionalisation of Nursing through the 1920s and 1930s: The Impact of War and Voluntarism

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Abstract

The tension between the professional nurse and the unpaid, untrained 'intruder' - the Voluntary Aid Detachment or VAD - during World War I played an integral role in the interwar period as the nursing profession sought to improve its training and practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe First World War, the Universities and the Professions in Australia, 1914-1939
EditorsKate Darian-Smith, James Waghorne
Place of PublicationVictoria, Australia
PublisherMelbourne University Publishing
Chapter7
Pages94-111
Number of pages18
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780522872903
ISBN (Print)9780522872897, 9780522872910
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Nursing
  • World War 1
  • professionalism

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    Oppenheimer, M. (2019). The Professionalisation of Nursing through the 1920s and 1930s: The Impact of War and Voluntarism. In K. Darian-Smith, & J. Waghorne (Eds.), The First World War, the Universities and the Professions in Australia, 1914-1939 (1st ed., pp. 94-111). Melbourne University Publishing.