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4.0 out of 5 stars
A fascinating personal and nursing history, 28 April 2014
This book could be enjoyed by anyone, but would be of particular interest to someone involved in, or considering the nursing profession. The author combines a personal account of her experiences and encounters with unobtrusive explanations of how attitudes, procedures and treatments have changed over the last 50 years. While some of the patients whom she saw remain untreatable or die in the 60s and 70s would nowadays survive due to scientific advances, there are also thought provoking reflections on the role of the nurse, matron and professional 'manager' in securing the overall wellbeing of patients in the NHS.