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Mental Health & War: Then and Now

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University of Chester, Riverside Campus

Castle Drive

Chester

CH1 1SL

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Shell-shock quickly emerged as a major concern in the armed forces during the First World War. In subsequent conflicts, healthcare interventions have tried to take account of the psychological trauma experienced by soldiers, from PTSD to depression to alcohol misuse. Claire Chatterton, Chris Carter and Gerwyn Michael discuss the experiences and treatment of mental illness in war past and present, and what we can learn from this for nursing today. This afternoon workshop is hosted by Alan Finnegan and a joint RCN and University of Chester event.

This is a joint event between the University of Chester's Westminster Centre for Veterans' Health and Wellbeing / Historical Society and the RCN Defence Nursing Forum / History of Nursing Society.

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1300 arrivals / refreshments

1325 Introduction

1330 Foundations of modern MH and the link to the military – Alan Finnegan

1350 Nurses in WW1 – Claire Chatterton

1410 Current Military Mental Health - Gerwyn Michael

1435 Training & Education for Military Nurses - Chris Carter

1500 Final Questions

1530 End

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