Who Cares? A History of Emotions in Nursing: Virtual Event

23 Apr 2020 18:00 - 19:00



Join us for an online talk on the RCN exhibition on the history of emotions, and discuss how history has shaped emotions in nursing today.
Learn something new and share your ideas about nursing and its history in this virtual workshop on emotions in the history of health care.

We'll explore how the emotions attached to nursing, and the assumptions underlying these feelings, have changed throughout history. During the last 150 years, nursing has been shaped by ideas about class, race and gender, as well as shifts in practice and politics. Hear about Florence Nightingale’s bible, Edith Cavell’s last letter, Cicely Saunders' diary and a new stained glass window designed by Rachel Mulligan.

From birth to death and everything in between, health is closely associated with a range of emotions. But who cares for the carers?

The lead for this workshop will be Dr Sarah Chaney, Research Fellow at Queen Mary Centre for the History of the Emotions. Sarah has written a blog about her ongoing research here: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/blogs/nursing-and-the-history-of-the-emotions

Please register to attend, and a link will be circulated in advance with instructions on how to join the meeting. All tickets must be booked individually.


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