The Role of International Organisations in the Development of Public Health Nursing, 1933–1974

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Title: The Role of International Organisations in the Development of Public Health Nursing, 1933–1974
Authors: Galiana-Sánchez, María Eugenia
Research Group/s: Grupo Balmis de Investigación en Salud Comunitaria e Historia de la Ciencia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Public health nursing | International organisations | WHO | League of Nations | Europe
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Schwabe AG
Citation: Gesnerus. Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Sciences. 2017, 74(2): 188-204
Abstract: This paper analyses the contribution made by the League of Nations (LoN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to the development of public health nursing, and the role of nursing experts working in these and other organisations. The sources consulted included documentation on public health nursing held in the LoN archives and technical reports drawn up by expert committees on nursing and related fields held in the WHO database. In the 1920s, international organisations began seeking to meet the need for public health nurses who could implement community-based interventions, deploying various strategies to achieve this goal over the course of the 20th century. The work of nursing experts on the LoN Hygiene Committee and WHO Advisory Committees underpinned systematic efforts to establish appropriate training in public health nursing and to organise effective nursing services in Europe. The role they played reveals changing attitudes towards the contribution of public health nursing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/89293
ISSN: 0016-9161 (Print) | 2297-7953 (Online)
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Schwabe AG
Peer Review: si
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