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matron

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A very senior nurse in the UK who provides onsite leadership to a service or hospital, serves as nursing supervisor in the UK, and is concerned with improving the patient experience. The traditional matron was the senior-most nurse in a particular hospital and was responsible for the entire nursing and domestic staff. She (never he) oversaw all patient care and efficient running of the hospital. They were abolished in late 1960s with the reshuffling of the NHS triggered by the Salmon report.
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che alcune matrone avevano avvelenato (25) certi insigni cittadini e, perdi piu, vanifica le giustificazioni addotte dalle colpevoli (26).
Les matrones responsables des ecoles de danse sont entrainees sur la voie de l'adultere par l'obligation de danser (chum param).
This paper will focus on a document from the sixteenth century, The Monument of Matrones (1582).