Nurses on the Frontline of wound care: from Passchendaele to pressure ulcers

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Join us for a day of events, papers and discussion in honour of Nellie Spindler during stop pressure ulcer week on Friday 17th November 2017 at The University of Leeds. The event is being organised in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and is supported by funds from the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Trust and Gateways to the First World War.

Public events will include:

An interactive exhibition featuring:

Wenches in Trenches WW1 Field hospital
Readings from WWW1 diaries
Objects from the Thackray Medical Museum
Items from the West Yorkshire Archive Service
A poster display of cutting edge contemporary and historical research in wound care
Tom Bailey’s graphics
Jessie White’s ‘Wound Care for All’ Jessie White – WCFA – Commentary
‘Stop the Pressure’ pressure ulcer prevention stalls
‘Legs Matter’ leg ulcer campaign stall
PURSUN UK – The Pressure Ulcer Research Service User Network

An evening public panel discussion featuring 5 minute talks and discussion with speakers from the conference part of the day

A conference for nurses, historians and interested others featuring:

Professor Christine Hallett, Director of the UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery and Chair of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, University of Manchester on
Nellie Spindler and other Leeds/Yorkshire nurses at Passchendaele

Professor Alison Fell (University of Leeds) ‘Nursing the Enemy: Accounts from French, German and British nurses’ memoirs and diaries’
Professor Andrea Nelson (University of Leeds) on meeting the contemporary challenge of wound infection
Professor Jane Nixon (University of Leeds) on making a difference through pressure ulcer research
Dr Jessica Meyer (University of Leeds), ‘And they say a woman could do our work!: Male medical care givers in First World War British hospitals’
Lt. Gary Kenward on the lived experience of a military nurse in contemporary conflict
Dr Una Adderley (University of Leeds) ‘Leg Ulcers: How long has this been going on?’
Dr Claire Chatterton (Open University), ‘Rekindling the Desire to Live’? Nursing men following facial injury and surgery during the First World War’
Dr Alexia Moncrieff (University of Leeds), ‘The massage-plug method is best’: Treating venereal disease in the Australian Imperial Force’- A ‘variety’ non wound-care paper

The conference will be opened by Professor Suzanne Hinchliffe, CBE. Chief Nurse/ Deputy Chief Executive The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Professor Andrea Nelson, Head of School of Healthcare, Deputy Head of Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds