The Papers of Dame Cicely Saunders: Nurse's Training Notes, 1942 to 1944

In this video, Archivist Kate O'Brien introduces the following object from the King's College London Archives:

Dame Cicely Saunders, Nursing Training Notes 1942-1944

Reference: K/PP149/2/1/2

This item is part of the papers of Dame Cicely Saunders and is a nursing notebook relating to her training at the Nightingale Home and Training School, St Thomas' Hospital.

The notebook contains manuscript notes relating to Saunders' nursing training, including case notes of patients she attended, lecture notes relating to nursing and medical procedures, drug information and disease aetiology. The notebook also contains contact details of her fellow Nightingale nurses and several named patient charts. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2028.

More detailed information on this collection can be found at https://kingscollections.org/catalogues/kclca/collection/s/10sa88-1/

*This video was produced by Dr Jessica Borge.

About Dame Cicely Saunders:

Dame Cicely Saunders (1918 - 2005) was a pioneer in the field of palliative care. In 1967, she established St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, which set the standard for modern hospices across the world and combined pain management with a holistic appreciation of the importance of the spiritual well-being of the patient in the treatment of the dying. Her papers are held at King's College London Archives and the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.

About King's College London Archives:

The King's College London Archives and Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives hold a unique and internationally significant range of archival and printed sources, ensuring their preservation and providing access to King's students, academics and other colleagues, the global research community and the general public.

The rich and extensive collections of the King’s College London Archives including the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives are continually growing.

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· History of King's College London and its merged institutions

· Military and defence studies

· Travel and exploration

· Empire and Commonwealth

· History of medicine and nursing

· History of modern Greece

· English Literature (20th Century)

· History of science

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