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Fraser, Roslin (1927–1997)

Fraser, Roslin (1927–1997)

English psychiatric nurse. Name variations: Ros Fraser. Born Roslin Margaret Ferguson Fraser, May 21, 1927; died Dec 8, 1997; children: 5.

Contributed to advocacy and development of mental handicap nursing for patients with learning disabilities; studied botany at Edinburgh University; after husband's death, trained as nurse to support large family; worked as psychiatric nurse at Prudhoe Hospital in Northumberland; developed approach to mental handicap nursing as a nursing tutor at Balderton Hospital; played key role in formation of Society for Mental Handicap Nursing at Royal College of Nursing (RCN); joined Womens' National Campaign (1991); began to chair National Alliance of Women's Organisations (1996); represented RCN at United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995); was 1st psychiatric nurse elected as Royal College of Nursing's deputy president and 1st psychiatric nurse appointed as a mental health commissioner; created 1st published health care organization guide on female genital mutilation for nurses (for RCN).

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