Title The backwash of the corona crisis: the expertise of the nurse Media name/outlet Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health Country Netherlands Date 12/06/2020 Description The battle
"There are enough people to describe the noble sides, the heroic side, the exalted side of the war. I have to describe what I saw, the other side." This is a quote from the work of Ellen La Motte titled ‘The Backwash of War’, which she, as an American nurse, wrote during her stay in Ieper in Belgium during the First World War. The reason we mention this quote is the way in which the nursing profession is presented in the media during the corona crisis. There is a remarkable similarity between the word usage between that war battle of more than a century ago and the current quarantine time. "Heroes in healthcare: it is a battle that we are going to win!" "This battle gives nurses more status," "doctors are now also getting more appreciation for nursing." In general, it can be said that the emancipating effect soon ebbed away again and that strong forewomen and foremen in this profession, after that First World War, only occasionally took the opportunity to highlight their professional knowledge. But what do they actually have to say?"
Persons Wim Dieperink, Wolter Paans, Maria-Louise Luttik, J.H. de Ruiter