In 1966, the RCN was invited by the Ministry of Health to undertake studies to develop the quality of nursing care. "The Study of Nursing Care" research project includes seminal works such as The Unpopular Patient by Felicity Stockwell, plus two reports reviewing the series.
You can find all of the published works available for free online.
Felicity Stockwell (1972): The unpopular patient
Joan Fretwell (1982): Ward teaching and learning : sister and the learning environment
Commissioned in 1973, the RCN research reports consists of 57 papers published with the aim to encourage the appreciation and dissemination of high quality studies to the nursing profession. The series is a valuable resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and nurse researchers exploring the history of nursing in Britain. The research reports cover a wide range of nursing subjects, including clinical practice; nursing education; history of nursing; nursing philosophy; and mental health nursing. The collection is particularly strong on ward-based learning and teaching, and health visiting and community nursing. For example:
The collection continues to be a valuable reference resource and a foundation for subsequent research exploring nursing education, patient experience and clinical practice.
Contact us to view items from this collection.