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Cavell, Edith

(1865-1915), an English nurse. Trained at London Hospital, in 1907 she was named head of a nurses training school in Brussels, with the task of raising nursing standards to match those of Britain. By 1912, the school offered a 3-year intensive course and was associated with four hospitals in Brussels. After the Germans occupied Belgium in World War I, she nursed or sheltered more than 200 fleeing soldiers and helped them reach Holland. To her, this was an extension of her nursing: helping those in need. For this, she was arrested by the Germans, tried, and shot on October 12, 1915. Her execution, which she met with courage and fortitude, brought her widespread fame.
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With 5p from the sale of each of the 45,000 pints and bottles of Edith Cavell Ale sold during 2015, the Trust has received a total of PS2,267.
Many undergraduate student nurses, and more recently student midwives, owe their ability to complete their program of study directly to an Edith Cavell Trust financial scholarship.
D Foot suggested, Cavell was or had been a member of the Secret Service Bureau (MI6).
They reported that she was known as the "Florence Nightingale of Brussels" and American minister The Royal Cavell as part Brand Whitlock and Spanish minister Marquis Villalobar, who were both in Belgium, had tried unsuccessfully to get the sentence overturned.
In addition to these themes, those associated with the work of Cavell loom large in this book, not surprisingly.
Rose switches between her young self, her present self and Cavell with changes in intonation and stance.
The adventure will see them raise funds for and awareness of the Cavell Nurses' Trust - which supports nurses, midwives and health care assistants who are facing difficulties in their life.
Despite Edith being an unusual name in the 21st century, Cardiff mum Emma Cavell wanted to honour a heroine of the war.
Nurse Edith Cavell was shot by a German firing squad 100 years ago after helping almost 200 allied soldiers escape the killing fields of the Western Front through her Red Cross hospital in occupied Belgium.
In his 1969 essay "Ending the Waiting Game" (an essay that predates his first published thoughts on moral perfectionism by almost two decades), Cavell describes Endgame's "discovery" as "not the failure of meaning (if that means the lack of meaning) but its total, even totalitarian success" (2003, 117).
Varieties of Skepticism: Essays After Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell