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Author Boschma, Geertje, author.

Title The rise of mental health nursing : a history of psychiatric care in Dutch asylums, 1890-1920 / Geertje Boschma.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2003]


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Description 1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Care of the mentally ill -- Asylum attendants and mental nurses -- The historiography of mental health nursing -- Four asylums as case studies -- The chapters in brief -- Chapter I. Asylum reform ideals: personnel matters. The appeal of institutional care and moral treatment -- A legal basis for asylum reform -- Increased medical influence -- Liberal views, reform rhetoric, and the problem of personnel -- Lower-class institutions -- The position of attendants and patients in the asylum hierarchy -- Different responses and different solutions: Roman Catholic initiatives -- Reform ideals frustrated: asylum growth and a new law -- A second law on the insane -- Awakening of Protestant duty -- Chapter II. The ideal of a mental hospital. New medical opinions: scientific psychiatry -- Medical views in Veldwijk: a Christian psychiatry.
Bed rest -- Architectural changes and the increased application of bed rest -- Hydrotherapy and bath treatment -- Work remained -- The inspiring example of the general hospital: a new demand for skilled nursing -- Chapter III. Female compassion: mental nurse training gendered female. Religious roots -- Female compassion, domestic ideology and the women's movement -- Growing demand -- A new educational structure for nurses -- A respectable salaried occupation -- Female influence -- Hospital hierarchy -- Raising the status of psychiatry: the introduction of mental nurse training -- Gendered ideals: raising the morality of asylum personnel -- Het Wilhelminahuis (The Wilhelmina Home) -- Chapter IV. The burdensome task of nurses. The invisible role of nurses -- The nurse as object and agent of a disciplined asylum routine -- Threat, repression, and abuse: the division of wards as a control mechanism -- An analysis of patient records.
Responding to dependency -- Growing old and demented -- Sick since youth -- Suffering from mania, acutely or periodically -- The care of paralyzed and handicapped syphilis patients -- They wished to be dead: the risk of suicide -- Overcome by delusions: the risk of refusing food, self-mutilation, violence and escape -- Nervous afflictions and brain trauma: rare cases in the turn-of-the-century asylum -- Chapter V. Negotiating class and culture. A gendered structure -- A new discipline and morale -- Culture shock -- The Orthodox Protestant Perception of mental nurse training: a family ideology -- Gendered nursing leadership in Veldwijk -- Implementing an educational structure -- Mental nurse training at Veldwijk -- Debate over the Boschhoek -- The Boschhoek revisited -- Roman Catholic "Resistance" -- Chapter VI. The marginalization of male nurses. Nursing, a respected occupation -- but not for men -- Squeezed out -- Nurse artisans.
The home of a married nurse: a place of family care? -- Growing class consciousness -- Male nurse activism and the career of P.N. Bras -- Gendered politics versus expertise -- Chapter VII. Controversy and conflict over the social position. An ambiguous social position -- Growing social awareness among asylum nursing personnel -- Activism among the VCV nurses -- Seeking legal protection from the state -- Controversy over training -- Ambivalence over morality and class background -- The threat of private duty -- Tension over the NVP exam criteria -- Controversy over the somatic approach and biomedical footing of psychiatric care -- Conclusion: the politics of mental health nursing -- The disappointment of somatic explanations in turn-of-the-century psychiatry -- A gendered notion of civilized care -- The Educational versus the social value of mental nurse training -- Economic problems, growing costs -- Ideals and limitations.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (OAPEN, viewed July 18, 2016).
Summary A unique analysis of psychiatric care and the emerging field of mental health nursing in the Netherlands at the turn of the 19th century.
Language English.
Subject Psychiatric nursing -- Netherlands -- History -- 19th century.
Psychiatric nursing -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century.
Psychiatric Nursing -- history -- Netherlands.
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history -- Netherlands.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Sociology and anthropology.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Mental Health.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Psychiatric.
HISTORY -- General.
Psychiatric nursing. (OCoLC)fst01081110
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Psychiatrische inrichtingen.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Indexed Term Multi-User.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title History of psychiatric care in Dutch asylums, 1890-1920
In: Books at JSTOR: Open Access JSTOR
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) OAPEN
Other Form: Print version: Boschma, Geertje. Rise of mental health nursing. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2003 9053565019 (DLC) 2003354479 (OCoLC)51991454
ISBN 9780585495354 (electronic bk.)
0585495351 (electronic bk.)
9789048505074 (electronic bk.)
9048505070 (electronic bk.)
9789053565018 (paperback)
9053565019 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000051342311
AU@ 000051670317
AU@ 000053240629
DEBBG BV043119473
DEBBG BV044133568
DEBSZ 422394556
GBVCP 1003568912
NLGGC 380783215
NZ1 11773339
NZ1 11927436
NZ1 14936131

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