Stoicism and care in the face of carnage

Christine Hallett

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One hundred years on from the start of the first world war, Christine Hallett reveals how nurses coped with casualties on an industrial scale and unprecedented wounds. 

Nursing Standard interviews nurse historian Christine Hallett about the nursing contribution to the first world war effort. Professor Hallett, author of Veiled Warriors, explains the incredible demands placed on nurses who found themselves treating vast numbers of casualties with wounds of unprecedented severity. Patriotism, a culturally ingrained stoicism and camaraderie between nurses helped them get through it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


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