With the new German Nursing Care Law (2004) some structural changes of nursing career were processed by the Federal Government. The reforms base un debates conducted since the End of the 1980s. They include a more general view on the concept of health care jobs in Germany. The Workshop attributes a significant contribution to this debate. Six speakers will open an historical perspective on nursing from Ancient World to Present Day. Their presentations include theory and performance of job-training, as well as the basic studies and further education of nurses.

Program [all presentations in German]

11:15 – 11:45 Fruzsina Müller (Leipzig): The nursing school of the Deaconess House in Leipzig
11:45 – 12:15 Uwe Kaminsky (Bochum): Nursing training for men in the End of the Weimar Republic, using the example of the “Inner Mission”

12:15 – 12:45 Stefan Kiefer (Wiesloch): The „Revolution of Wiesloch“. An answer to the „Wärter“ [male nurses] -question and the professionalization of the nursing staff in Baden
12:45 – 13:30 Break
13:30 – 14:00 Annett Büttner (Leipzig): Education of assistant jobs in surgery from Ancient World to Present Day – an overview  
14:00 – 14:30 Patrick Buber (Gevelsberg): Sites of Education and Learning: The development of expert seminars in geriatric nursing in the Federal State of NRW from 1950 to 2000
14:30 – 15:00 Pierre Pfütsch (Stuttgart): The Start of the academization process for the ambulance staff: Following the traces of nursing?

For further information and assignment, please contact the GAHN:

Dr. phil. Pierre Pfütsch

Institut für Geschichte der Medizin der Robert Bosch Stiftung Stuttgart

Straußweg 17

D-70184 Stuttgart

Fon: 0049 (0) 711/46084-163

Fax: 0049 (0) 711/46084-181

E-Mail: pierre.pfuetsch@igm-bosch.de