Jewish Refugees and the British Nursing Profession: A Gendered Opportunity - Nursing History and Humanities (Hardback)
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Jewish Refugees and the British Nursing Profession: A Gendered Opportunity - Nursing History and Humanities (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 07/05/2024
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This book follows the lives of female Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution and became nurses. Nursing was nominally a profession but with its poor pay and harsh discipline, it was unpopular with British women. In the years preceding the Second World War, hospitals in Britain suffered chronic nurse staffing crises. As the country faced inevitable war, the Government and the profession’s elite courted refugees as an antidote to the shortages, but many hospitals refused to employ Continental Jews.
The book explores the changes in the refugees’ status and lives from the war years to the foundation of the National Health Service and to the latter decades of the twentieth century. It places the refugees at the forefront of manoeuvres in nursing practice, education and research at a time of social upheaval and alterations in the position of women.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526167422
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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