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December 1935

Bildung und Ausbildung beim schweizerischen Pflegepersonal für Gemütsund Geisteskranke.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(6):1356. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250240225026

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This brochure should be of interest to all those who are in any way responsible for the planning and administration of the nursing care of patients with mental disease. Morgenthaler gives a brief history of the establishment of regular training courses for nurses in Switzerland. He discusses the general principles and the question of examinations and diplomas. He does not omit pointing out the resistance that he has encountered in his own efforts, chiefly on the part of older psychiatric colleagues in state hospitals.

Since 1927 regular examinations of nurses for persons with mental disease have been held in Switzerland. By 1933 there were only six state hospitals of thirty-five that did not send candidates to those examinations for diplomas. The whole movement is evidently still in a stage of growth and adjustment. Though the discussion applies directly only to the Swiss scene, there is a great deal in this

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