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Surviving change c.1970-90
Duncan Mitchell

development of asylum nursing owed much to medical superintendents. Reforming medical superintendents, at different times, identified skill shortages among the asylum workforce and then encouraged training as a way of disciplining and controlling their staff.14 The medical superintendents used their own professional organisation, the Royal Medico-Psychological Association (RMPA), to oversee and accredit training schemes for nurses in both mental and mental deficiency asylums. Training consisted of medical lectures and practice in the areas in which the nurse was going to

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