'The weakest link in the chain of nursing'? Recruitment and retention in mental health nursing in England, 1948-68

Chatterton, Claire (2015). 'The weakest link in the chain of nursing'? Recruitment and retention in mental health nursing in England, 1948-68. In: Borsay, Anne and Dale, Pamela eds. Mental Health Nursing: The working lives of paid carers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Nursing History and Humanities. Manchester University Press, pp. 169–189.

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This chapter discusses the reasons where was such severe shortages of mental health nurses in the post war period and analyses the government's responses and the strategies that they used to attempt to ameliorate the problem.

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