African Nurses and Everyday Work in Twentieth-Century Zimbabwe

African Nurses and Everyday Work in Twentieth-Century Zimbabwe - Nursing History and Humanities

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Synopsis

Informed by the memories of African nurses, this book highlights the experiences of men and women who provided nursing services in Zimbabwe's hospitals in the twentieth-century. It argues that in their subordinate positions, and within their various capacities - nursing assistants, nursing orderlies, medics and qualified nurses - African women and men played a pivotal role in the provision of healthcare services to their fellow Africans. They transformed hospital spaces into their own, reshaped and reformulated indigenous as well as western nursing and biomedical practices. Through their work, African nurses contributed to the development of the nation by being at the bedside, healing the sick and nursing the infirm.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526135476
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 610.730690968910904
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 468g
Height: 146mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 22mm