Section: LEARNING TO TEACH
Raquel Cruz Valle
Alumna de la Escuela de Enfermería de la Universidad de Valladolid.
Contact email: Kelapuntocom@hotmail.com
A look is taken at the history of the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, the city of Santander and its hospitals, to bring us back to the XVI century.
The study focuses on the Hospital de la Misericordia, which was constructed by the Religious Order of the Saint John’s brothers in that century and that served as refuge for all kinds of people in need.
Objectives: the study aims to give us more insight into the need to construct new hospitals in the capital of Cantabria or to refurnish pre-existing hospitals at that time.
Methodology: bibliographic sources, documentaries, and iconographies retrieved from the Internet and the “Menéndez Pelayo” library of Santander were used to collect data.
Conclusions: hospitals were not understood to be what they are today. They were a place for the needy. On the other hand, hospital workers were all men, without any reference to women performing any tasks in the hospitals.
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