Speaker: Howlett, Mary, 1934 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Psychiatric nurse
Speaker: Brown, C, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Describes changes in mental health care from 1950s to 1990s. Discusses terms used, drugs prescribed. Talks about training at Carlton Hayes, Leicester, typical daily routine, activities for patients, staffing, training, relationship with management, holidays for patients, image of nurses. Various anecdotes about individuals, describes attitudes to patients. mentions uniform, describes change to care in community, mentions attitudes to mental illness. Anecdotes about Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Describes padded rooms, staff rooms, differing nationalities of nurses, various general anecdotes. Joint interview with husband.
Place of birth:
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 12/2/2003
Playing time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Cross Reference: EM/016/B
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