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Containing trauma : nursing work in the First World War

Author: Christine E Hallett
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.
Series: Cultural history of modern war.
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"Who were the military nurses of the Great War, and what did they really do? In this book, Christine Hallett explores the nature of the practices developed by nurses and their volunteer-assistants during the First World War. She argues that nurses found meaning in their complex and stressful work by identifying it as a process of 'containing trauma'. Beginning with a discussion of the current literature on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine E Hallett
ISBN: 9780719079580 0719079586
OCLC Number: 430839395
Description: xviii, 259 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : 'Containing trauma' : First World War nurses' personal writings. Nursing the modern world ; The first industrial war ; War nursing ; Women's writings on the First World War ; Nurses' personal writings ; Journey through care --
Containing physical trauma on the Western Front. Introduction ; Controlling shock and containing life in the aftermath of injury ; Holding body and soul together : haemorrhage and its control ; Protecting and healing the physical wound ; Handling pus and gore : the prevention and containment of sepsis ; Controlling the traumatic effects of toxic gas ; Containing the process of dying ; Conclusion : 'the most beautiful place in the world' --
Relief and restoration : rebuilding the physical self. Introduction ; Preserving the body from environmental harm and infection ; Using trauma to relieve trauma : surgery and its consequences ; Symptom control : handling pain, restoring comfort ; Containing energy and restoring life ; Containing and rehabilitating the physical body ; Conclusion : the balance of life and health --
Nursing in 'far flung places'. Introduction ; Containing injury and disease in hostile zones ; Sustaining life close to the battle lines ; Healing wounds in a world of extremes ; Containing and eradicating infectious diseases ; Conclusion : heat, cold, dust, mud and flies. Emotional containment. Introduction ; Protecting the psyche : being with the suffering ; Containing the horrors of war : witnessing and restoring ; Composing damaged minds : shell shock and its containment ; Containing the consequences of trauma : protecting damaged and undamaged minds ; Representing home and normality ; Spiritual containment ; Conclusion : 'those blissful hours after a hell-ish time' --
Self-containment. Introduction ; The physical and emotional presence of the nurse ; Nursing training and nursing skills ; The emotional and moral condition of the nurse ; What had to be contained ; When the self could not be contained ; Conclusion : the First World War nurse as 'invincible healer' --
Conclusion : First World War nurses as 'containers of trauma'.
Series Title: Cultural history of modern war.
Responsibility: Christine E. Hallett.
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In this highly original contribution to knowledge about a little-known subject: the history of nursing work, Christine Hallett explores the nature and meaning of the practices developed by nurses and  Read more...

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