Within the space of one lifetime, the health and medical services of Ireland were transformed.
The link between public medical services and the poor law was broken and access to medical treatment was guaranteed to all, regardless of income.
Tuberculosis and other killer diseases were brought under control, infant mortality dramatically reduced, and a modern hospital system provided throughout the country.
This book tells the story of the conflicts and compromises associated with increasing government responsibility for the physically ill between 1900 and 1970.
It assesses the contribution of the Cumann na nGaedheal, Fianna Fail and inter-party governments to the improvement of services and widening of access.
It explores the relationship between the Catholic Church and the medical profession and their alliance against radical government initiatives, including Dr Noel Browne's mother and child scheme.
It takes issue with the interpretations made by other commentators, and, for the first time, brings to public view Department of Health proposals for a national health service in 1945.
Mots-clés Pascal : Histoire, Historique, Hôpital, Protection sociale, Religion, Médecin, Politique, Parti politique, Système santé, Accessibilité, Soin, Politique sanitaire, Irlande
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : History, Case history, Hospital, Welfare aids, Religion, Physician, Policy, Political party, Health system, Accessibility, Care, Health policy, Ireland
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : BS10/0180
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199701.