The Resource Permeable walls : historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting, edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz

Permeable walls : historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting, edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz

Label
Permeable walls : historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting
Title
Permeable walls
Title remainder
historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting
Statement of responsibility
edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Visiting relatives and friends in medical institutions is a common practice in all corners of the world. People probably go into hospitals as a visitor more frequently than they do as a patient. Permeable Walls is the first book devoted to the history of hospital and asylum visiting and deflects attention from medical history{u2019}s more traditionally studied constituencies, patients and doctors. Covering the eighteenth to the late twentieth centuries, and taking case studies from around the globe, the authors demonstrate that hospitals and asylums could be remarkably permeable institutions. However, policies towards visitors have varied from outright exclusion, as in the case of some isolation hospitals in Victorian Britain, to near open access in the first Chinese missionary hospitals. Historical studies of visitors and visiting, as a result, tell us much about the changing relationship between healthcare institutions and the communities they serve. These histories are particularly relevant at a time when service providers seek ways to involve patients{u2019} representatives in healthcare decision making; to control hospital super-bugs; and to make the hospital environment accessible yet safe and secure. With the re-emergence of restricted visiting, the subject remains one of the most emotive topics in the history of institutional medicine. Adopting a wide-ranging definition of visitors, from official inquirers to family members, Permeable Walls provides an innovative perspective on hospitals and asylums historically and will interest historians of medicine, charity and governance, as well as healthcare policy-makers
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.11
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA964
LC item number
.P47 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Clio medica,
  • The Wellcome Institute series in the history of medicine
Series volume
86
Label
Permeable walls : historical perspectives on hospital and asylum visiting, edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Hospital and Asylum Visiting in Historical Perspective: Themes and Issues; 2 Receiving the Rich, Rejecting the Poor: Towards a History of Hospital Visiting in Nineteenth-Century Provincial England; 3 'Family-Centred Care' in American Hospitals in Late-Qing China; 4 Care, Nurturance and Morality: The Role of Visitors and the Victorian London Children's Hospital; 5 Pariahs or Partners? Welcome and Unwelcome Visitors in the Jenny Lind Hospital for Sick Children, Norwich, 1900-50
Control code
ocn451643289
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789042026322
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35960486
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)451643289
  • pebcs9042026324

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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