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Material Care Studies

The first issue of the European Journal for Nursing History and Ethics focuses on a young and innovative field of nursing research: research on the objects of nursing, for which Lucia Artner and Isabel Atzl coined the term “Material Care Studies” in their leading article in this issue. The “Practice Turn” in recent years has shifted the focus not only towards the practices of nursing but also its objects.

Simultaneously, dealing with and using objects in nursing always also implies an ethical dimension in the relationship between nurse and patient: One might think of handling modesty and disgust when using instruments for emptying a patient’s bowels or of the implementation and daily management of a feeding tube for artificial feeding.

Photo: © Thomas Bruns

The complete issue as PDF ENHE 1-2019.pdf (4.9 MB)

  1. Feb 2019

themed section
  1. Feb 2019

    Material Care Studies
  2. Feb 2019

    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Nursing Practice in the Netherlands, 1940–2010
  3. Feb 2019

    Crossing the Boundaries. Nursing, Materiality and Anaesthetic Practice in Germany and Britain, 1846-1945
  4. Feb 2019

    The Fake Three-Sided Key. Patient-Fabricated Duplicate Keys in Psychiatry around 1900
  5. Feb 2019

    The Quality of Time and Its Quantifications. Negotiations about the Feeding Tube at the End of Life
open section
  1. Feb 2019

    European Nursing Traditions and Global Experiences. An Entangled History
  2. Feb 2019

    History of Public Health Nursing in Spain and the International Context

European Journal for Nursing
History and Ethics (ENHE)

Official Publication of the
European Association for
the History of Nursing

ISSN 2628-4375