Jennifer Worth, RGN, NM (1935-2011) and Call the Midwife

Profiles in Nursing

Jennifer Worth, RGN, NM (1935-2011) and Call the Midwife

Her charming memoir became a BBC TV series

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, BSN, PHN

A throwaway line in a 1998 article in the Midwives Journal, suggesting that someone ought to do for midwives what James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small had done for veterinarians, inspired Jennifer Worth to memorialize her years as a nurse midwife in a trilogy of bestselling books, creating a lasting and entertaining record of a time and place that no longer exist. The East End Born to a middle-class English family before World ...

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Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

Reflections on Nursing: 80 Inspiring Stories on the Art and Science of Nursing

I have strong opinions about many things, some important and some less so, but above all, I am passionate about nursing. ...