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The Resource Containing trauma : nursing work in the First World War, Christine E. Hallett

Containing trauma : nursing work in the First World War, Christine E. Hallett

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Containing trauma : nursing work in the First World War
Title
Containing trauma
Title remainder
nursing work in the First World War
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Christine E. Hallett
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eng
Summary
"Who were the military nurses of the Great War, and what did they really do? In this lucid and cogently argued 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 social and cultural position of nurses at the outbreak of the war, and on their importance to the war effort, the book explores a range of nursing scenarios and practices, examining the physical, emotional and spiritual care and support these women offered to their patients. Broad in its scope and detailed in its research, the book analyses the work of nurses from Britain, Australia. New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United States of America. It draws on highly personal writing, using letters and diaries drawn from archives and libraries throughout the world alongside published diaries and semi-fictional accounts. This wide-ranging study explores a range of treatment scenarios, from the Western and Eastern Fronts to the Eastern Mediterranean, Mesopotamia and India, and considers both the efforts of nurses to provide physical, emotional and moral containment to their patients. and the work they did to maintain their own physical and emotional integrity."--P. [4] of cover
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YDXCP
Dewey number
940.475
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WY 11.1
NLM item number
H186c 2011
Series statement
Cultural history of modern war
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Containing trauma : nursing work in the First World War, Christine E. Hallett
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Originally published by Manchester University Press in hardback 2009. This paperback edition first published 2011
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. 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 -- 2. 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' -- 3. 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 -- 4. 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 -- 5. 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' -- 6. 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' -- 7. Conclusion : First World War nurses as 'containers of trauma'
Control code
ocn730403591
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780719085963
Isbn Type
(softback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)730403591
  • (Sirsi) a1766417
Label
Containing trauma : nursing work in the First World War, Christine E. Hallett
Publication
Note
Originally published by Manchester University Press in hardback 2009. This paperback edition first published 2011
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 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 -- 2. 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' -- 3. 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 -- 4. 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 -- 5. 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' -- 6. 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' -- 7. Conclusion : First World War nurses as 'containers of trauma'
Control code
ocn730403591
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780719085963
Isbn Type
(softback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)730403591
  • (Sirsi) a1766417

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