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Everyday nursing in the 19th century hospital

Anja Häfner, MA
As representatives of the nursing associations at the time, the interdenominational Red Cross sisters and the denominational deaconesses, as well as independent salaried nursing attendants are at the centre of this dissertation. The evaluation of personnel records, letters, contracts, diaries and minutes of meetings will allow for conclusions to be drawn regarding everyday nursing life. The research will therefore focus on social context, terms of admission for nurses, hospital training and tasks, social security and occupational illness as well as organisational and hierarchical structures in the various nursing associations. The development of professional care, the women’s movement and the nursing law will also be part of the research.