Ref NoT/221
TitleInterview with Lisbeth Hockey
DescriptionOral history interview with nurse researcher Dr Lisbeth Hockey. C60 x 1 cassette.
Content Summary, H Sweet.
Full Transcription (12 pages)

Hockey (Hochsinger), Lisbeth (1918-2004). In this interview Hockey describes her early life, nurse training and work as a district nurse and a health visitor, as well as her opinions on nursing and nursing research. She was brought up in Graz, Austria, came to England 1938 and began nursing 1939. Her opportunities were limited because she was not British; she describes memories of fever nursing during the Blitz and the routines and conditions she worked under as a district nurse, pre NHS. Trained as a health visitor. Her early published studies at the Queen's Institute stemmed from her conviction that district nurses were being under-used. Appointed as a tutor at the Queen's Institute of District Nursing. Did a national survey of district nurse training in the early 1960s which convinced the Institute of the potential benefits of research. Discussion of role and duties of district nurse and how they changed; changes with the introduction of antibiotics; opinions on nurse training and education. Believes we are not matching the skills that we are teaching nurses with the patients we are looking after. Describes when the Doctor's Charter enabled doctors to get money for employing their own nurses and discusses the effect this had on the duties and prestige of the district nurse and the practice nurse. Also gives her opinion on the grading structure and specialisation. N.B. At the time of recording, Dr. Hockey expressed her wish that confidentiality be respected and that the comments made herein should not be directly attributable to her.
Extent90 minutes
Access StatusOpen
AccessConditionsBy archivist's permission only. Some recordings contain information of a sensitive nature by topic or named individuals and are closed at those parts. Personal information about the individual speaking is restricted unless access permission has been given by the individual for research purposes via a signed copyright statement. The names of other individuals discussed, living or deceased is also restricted.

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DS/UK/25767Hockey; Lisbeth (1918-2004); nurse professor1918-2004
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