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Aims of This MOOC

  • To gain an understanding of nursing traditions and history as a source to develop perspective and knowledge
  • To identify some aspects of importance in European societal development in relevant to the emergence of modern nursing; like the spread and occurrence of diseases, medical development, gender relations and religion
  • To give an overview of the historical development of nursing in some countries in Europe
  • To highlight some specific spaces or arenas in which clinical nursing practice and nursing knowledge and competence developed: like the medical institutions, district nursing and wartime nursing

A Russian sailor in a hospital, with a nurse and a doctor, following a rescue at sea.  © 2017 Tromsø Museum, UiT / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
A Russian sailor in a hospital, with a nurse and a doctor, following a rescue at sea. © 2017 Tromsø Museum, UiT / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0