Lecture: ‘Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart’, Edinburgh


Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart, Edinburgh Napier

Tuesday 11 October 2016, 16:00 – 18:00

The Royal College of Nurses is hosting Mental Cases: Nurses, Doctors, Poets and War Trauma at Craiglockhart as part of our centenary programme and we would be delighted if you would be able to join us.

In October 1916, the Craiglockhart Hydropathic Hospital was requisitioned as a war hospital for the British army. The hospital treated officers suffering from psychological trauma: most famously poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Catherine Walker, curator of the War Poets Collection (Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus) will give a history of the hospital for the centenary of its founding. Following on from this, Dr Alison O’Donnell (RCN History of Nursing Society) will explore the key role which the nursing staff of Craiglockhart undertook whilst caring for their patients, with Dr Claire Chatterton offering an insight into the impact that the effects of the First World War had on the men who served.

The event is free and open to the public, so please do also circulate the event information to your networks. To book your place, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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