Nurses

Doctor, I refuse to do this

In 2015, nurses in the Netherlands received a new professional code. This was a breakthrough. No longer were there four separate codes but only a single ethical point of departure on the basis of which care could be administrated. All nurses can recognise themselves in it. This is our profession, and this is the way […]

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Nurse Stieltjes’ Doll

The history of nursing is closely linked to women’s rights. At least, in most European countries. In the Netherlands, the connection is tenuous at best. There, the archives yield no names of nurses who were members of both the women’s movement and a nursing organisation. There are just a few exceptions, such as Jeanne van […]

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