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Research of the term "nursing" in the posterity minutes of the Administrative Body of "Evangelismos" hospital

Lambrini Kourkouta , Maria Avramika , Despina Sapountzi-Krepia

Abstract

The results of an historical research regarding the start of the use of the term "Nosileutiki (nursing)" in the Modern Greek language are presented. The present research focuses on the study of the Minutes of the Administrative Body of the Evangelismos Hospital from 1900-1963, on a few available Minutes of the Administrative Body (Eforeia) Nursing School of the Evangelismos Hospital as well as on the 1908’s Internal Regulation of the same hospital. The results revealed that in the 1908’s Internal Regulation of the Evangelismos Hospital there is a reference to the nursing staff of the hospital under the term "prosopikon nosileias". In the Minutes of the Administrative Body of the Evangelismos Hospital from 1900-1935 the year of the initiation of Administrative separation of the Nursing School from the Nursing services of the hospital, as the Nursing School started to be administrated by its own Administrative Body called "Eforeia", the term "nosileia (nursing care)» started to be used in the nursing units taught in the School but nowhere is mentioned the term "Nosileutiki". In 1932 Minutes of the Administrative Body (Eforeia) of the Nursing School the term "nosileutikon prosopikon" is for fist time mentioned. Moreover, in the Minutes of the Administrative Body of the Evangelismos Hospital in 1935 referred to the Christmas allowance provided to the staff, the term «nosileutikon prosopikon" is used again, while the use of the same term is repeated in the year 1936. In the ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ | ΤΕΥΧΟΣ 2ο 2007 2 posterity Minutes of the Administrative Body of the Evangelismos Hospital until the year 1963 both of the terms "prosopikon nosileias" and "nosileutikon prosopikon" were used, while a gradual predominance of the second term is apparent. Nevertheless, the term "Nosileutiki” was not found in the documents studied. Key words: The term "Nosileutiki (nursing)", Minutes, Evangelismos hospital, Greece

Keywords: Term "nursing", minutes, "Evangelismos" hospital, Greece

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