Talk: Mental Health And Learning Disability Nursing: Seeking Separate Identities Wednesday 4 May 2016 Chester

Professor Duncan Mitchell will talk about the shared foundations of mental health and learning disability nursing, and how the elds formed separate identities in the twentieth century.

Duncan will explore the history of institutions for people with learning disabilities, looking at the development, then decline, of large institutions described as asylums, certified institutions and colonies during the twentieth century. Special attention will be given to institutions within the North West of England and the development of learning disability nurses as the main staff group in this field.
Duncan is Professor of Health and Disability at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has been involved in learning disability services since 1983 and professional education since 1990. Besides researching the history of learning disability, he studies contemporary issues related to health and people with learning disabilities.

Starts at 4 pm (refreshments available from 3.45 pm)
Wednesday 4th May, 2016
Venue: Room CRV012, University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive,
Chester CH1 1SL

Free admission, but booking is necessary.
Please contact Roger Whiteley (

Visitors should use the main entrance on Castle Drive. Please note that parking is very limited at Riverside, and visitors arriving by car should use the city centre/Little Roodee car parks.

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