Psychiatric nursing during the era of National Socialism

Benedict, Susan, Lagerwey, Mary, and Shields, Linda (2014) Psychiatric nursing during the era of National Socialism. In: Benedict, Susan, and Shields, Linda, (eds.) Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: the "euthanasia programs". Routledge Studies in Modern European History, 20 . Routledge, New York, NY, USA, pp. 48-70.

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[Extract] While the previous chapter described the structure of nursing in Nazi Germany, this chapter focuses on psychiatric nursing. This is important because most of the murders were carried out in psychiatric hospitals. The chapter gives an overview of the context and background in which psychiatric nurses worked, describes the way psychiatric nurses were educated and how the specialty was affected by the Nazi laws and philosophies, and concludes with a case study of nurses at one psychiatric hospital, Hadamar, which was one of the main killing centers.

Item ID: 33533
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-415-89665-8
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2014 22:51
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950504 Understanding Europes Past @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
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