RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Alt Ref NoNEHC
Extent7 Linear Metres
TitleNursing Ethics Heritage Collection
DescriptionCollection of books and other printed matter, papers and AV material collected, curated and arranged by Professor Marsha Fowler on the subject of ethics within the nursing profession, with the aim of providing a critical mass of materials to support research and scholarship in this area.

The collection began in 1977 as Professor Fowler's personal research library. She collected it in order to support her work in the area of the development of nursing ethics and the American Nurses Association code of Ethics for Nurses, and as a result of the lack of availability of key texts in academic libraries. In 2015 the collection was accepted by the University of Surrey for inclusion within its archives and special collections and the collecting scope increase: the revised aim was to hold a copy of every English-language book on nursing ethics, together with a core of additional publications which would provide context to the nursing ethics texts. Accordingly, Professor Fowler and Professor Ann Gallagher, formerly of the International Care Ethics Observatory based at the University of Surrey, approached fellow academics for additional texts.

The collection comprises 4 collecting areas
- texts relating to nursing ethics as generated by those within the profession itself (NEHC/1 and NEHC/3)
- texts relating to medical bioethics (NEHC/2)
- material relating to nurse ethicists and the history of the study of nursing ethics (NEHC/4 and NEHC/5)
- core publications on the history of nursing, nursing practice, religion and health, early medical ethics, social ethics, and ethics, collected in order to provide context to the main texts (NEHC/6)
- nursing codes of practice (NEHC/7).

Cataloguing approach:
Many of previous owners have written their names in the front of the volumes: this has not been recorded in the description.
Where volumes are written in a non-Roman alphabet (eg Japanese or Russian), the title of the book or periodical has been recorded in English in square brackets. The title has not been recorded in the original language or alphabet.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsUsual EUL conditions apply
ArrangementThe collection has been arranged according to subjects defined by Professor Fowler and classification of the individual books was carried out by Professor Fowler.

NEHC/1 - nursing ethics heritage period
NEHC/2 - texts relating to bioethics
NEHC/3 - texts and audio-visual material relating to nursing bioethics
NEHC/4 - biographical records relating to nurse ethicists
NEHC/5 - histories of nursing ethics
NEHC/6 - contextual publications
NEHC/6/1 - early nursing text books
NEHC/6/2 - histories of nursing and biographies of nurses
NEHC/6/3 - early medical works
NEHC/6/4 - women's issues and ethics
NEHC/6/5 - works on religion, health and religious ethics
NEHC/6/6 - broader works on ethics
NEHC/7 - codes of ethics for nurses
There is also an additional Section "D" containing additional materials relating to each of the sections listed above
Creator_NameFowler; Marsha
Mgt_GroupScientific papers
Education papers
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