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Развитие на сестринството в Шумен
Development of nursing in Shumen

Author(s): Sonya Toncheva, Teodora Evtimova, Tamara Tcvetkova
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Recent History (1900 till today), Health and medicine and law, Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Балканска асоциация по история и философия на медицината (БАИФМ)

Summary/Abstract: Nursing profession requires high moral, physical and psychological strength. It is a specific profession linked with constant battle and fight for the human life, even for one minute. The age of this profession is the same like that of the Medicine – it means the beginning of the mankind. Aim: To examine the history of nursing in Shumen region using different documental sources from the Shumen hospital, Bulgarian Red Cross and literature. Methods: Historical and documental methods. Results: Today`s nursing is a modern, organized, socially significant and respected profession. It develops every minute to respond adequately to patient needs. To assess better any profession we need to follow its history of development. An inquiry of the development of the profession was made from Samaritans period till now days. Along with that we investigate the role of the nurse specialist in different settings – hospital and outpatient services. Historical review of the functioning of the Medical School is provided right from the beginning in 1950, today named Shumen Affiliate of Medical University of Varna. Conclusions: The development of Nursing in Shumen demonstrates its impact and sustainability also in the new education history of medical specialists in Shumen and also for master students in the „Healthcare Management“ program of the university.

  • Issue Year: XI/2016
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 338-343
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian