Nurses and midwives in Nazi Germany : the "euthanasia programs" (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Nurses and midwives in Nazi Germany : the "euthanasia programs"

Author: Susan Benedict; Linda Shields
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Series: Routledge studies in modern European history, 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is about the ethics of nursing and midwifery, and how these were abrogated during the Nazi era. Nurses and midwives actively killed their patients, many of whom were disabled children and infants and patients with mental (and other) illnesses or intellectual disabilities. The book gives the facts as well as theoretical perspectives as a lens through which these crimes can be viewed. It also provides a way  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Benedict; Linda Shields
ISBN: 9780415896658 0415896657
OCLC Number: 712124165
Description: xvi, 266 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Setting the Scene / LINDA SHIELDS AND THOMAS FOTH --
Fertile Ground for Murder / SUSAN BENEDICT --
Nursing during National Socialism / THOMAS FOTH, JOCHEN KUH LA, AND SUSAN BENEDICT --
Psychiatric Nursing during the Era of National Socialism / SUSAN BENEDICT, MARY LAGERWEY, AND LINDA SHIELDS --
The Medicalization of Murder: The "Euthanasia" Programs / SUSAN BENEDICT --
Meseritz-Obrawalde: A Site for "Wild Euthanasia" / SUSAN BENEDICT --
Klagenfurt: "She Killed As Part of Her Daily Duties" / SUSAN BENEDICT --
German Midwifery in the "Third Reich" / WIEBKE LISNER AND ANJA K. PETERS --
From History to Memory: Using the "Euthanasia" Programs to Teach Nursing Ethics / ELLEN BEN-SEFER AND DGANIT SHARON --
Changing Perspectives: From "Euthanasia Killings" to the "Killing of Sick Persons" / THOMAS FOTH --
Conclusion / LINDA SHIELDS AND SUSAN BENEDICT.
Series Title: Routledge studies in modern European history, 20.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Benedict and Linda Shields.

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"This book is about the ethics of nursing and midwifery, and how these were abrogated during the Nazi era. Nurses and midwives actively killed their patients, many of whom were disabled children and infants and patients with mental (and other) illnesses or intellectual disabilities. The book gives the facts as well as theoretical perspectives as a lens through which these crimes can be viewed. It also provides a way to teach this history to nursing and midwifery students, and, for the first time, explains the role of one of the world's most historically prominent midwifery leaders in the Nazi crimes"--

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