Politics, Personalities, and Persistence: One Hundred Years of Psychiatric Nursing Education in Manitoba

FriesenPress
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Politics, Personalities, and Persistence tells the story of the evolution of registered psychiatric nursing in the province of Manitoba. This comprehensive account traces the distinct profession’s transition from the asylums of Manitoba, where for seventy years psychiatric nurses had cared for the mentally ill when few others were interested in them, to the halls of academia in Brandon University in 1986, the first university in Canada to grant a baccalaureate degree to psychiatric nurses.

This specialty began in the asylums and took further shape in this small prairie university on the banks of the Assiniboine River courtesy of the energy and vision of many dedicated individuals who believed in the legitimate place of psychiatric nursing in the health-care field and pushed hard for its recognition. What makes this story unique is that the emergence of psychiatric nursing in Manitoba—and indeed in Western Canada—countered the established practice of the general nursing regulatory bodies, who viewed psychiatric nursing as a specialty to be pursued at the graduate level. At times this created tension between the two groups.

Politics, Personalities, and Persistence draws on documentary records from Manitoba archives, as well as the personal recollections and colourful reminiscences of key players. It explores the legal recognition of psychiatric nursing, challenges to its place in the nursing community, and the role of government policies in the development of the profession.
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About the author

BEVERLEY CLARE WILLIAMS HICKS, originally from New Zealand, was a registered psychiatric nurse who spent nearly forty years in mental health service in Manitoba. She was a practitioner of psychiatric nursing as well as a community mental health educator for thirty years, a psychiatric nursing educator at Brandon University for nine years, and a long-time passionate scholar of psychiatric nursing education and history.

Hicks wrote a dissertation on the evolution of psychiatric nursing education and, in retirement, found herself compelled to write the history, in which she had played a part. She lives happily alone in Brandon, Manitoba, with her books and music.
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Publisher
FriesenPress
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Published on
Oct 6, 2020
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Pages
524
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ISBN
9781525566578
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Critical Care
Medical / Education & Training
Medical / History
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This content is DRM protected.
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