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An obituary: Dr Helen Heath


Helen passed away in November and will be greatly missed by her sisters (co-authors of this short obituary) and by her extended family.

She trained as a nurse and midwife in the 1960’s and was appointed sister at the age of 24. Her speciality was intensive care nursing of children and babies and she worked in this discipline at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and St. James’s in Leeds.

For the last twenty years of her career she was a nurse tutor at Cambridge and Peterborough and continued her own academic study, being awarded a doctorate for her thesis “A grounded theory study of transition to staff nurse = a process of disrupted continuity”.

She was an authority on methods of research and lectured at conferences as far away as Canada and Australia.

This world has lost a lovely person.





Readers' comments (2)

  • Adam Roxby

    I second that view, a great loss.

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  • her thesis sounds like a work that would be useful for all of us to read.

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