The Many-Faced Myths of Nursing (online exhibition)


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Royal College of Nursing Library and Heritage Centre

20 Cavendish Square
London
Greater London
W1G 0RN
England

Nursing history has shaped the way we view the profession today. From Charles Dickens’ slovenly Sairey Gamp to Hattie Jacques’ no-nonsense matron in the Carry On films and even the sexy nurse fancy dress costume, popular myths still hold great sway over the image of nursing. One of the most famous stereotypes is that of the Lady With the Lamp, born 200 years ago. This romanticised image of Florence Nightingale mopping brows and soothing tired soldiers bore little resemblance to her complex work as a manager and statistician. So what can we learn from stereotypes before and after Florence? This exhibition looks at where these myths in nursing come from and what, if any, truth there is behind them.

For more information on this event: https://www.rcn.org.uk/florence2020

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Monday 11th January 2021 - Friday 17th September 2021 09:00 - 17:00

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