The Psychological Implications of Providing Nursing Care within a War Zone

Alan Finnegan

University of Chester

Alan Finnegan PhD RN FRCN is Professor of Nursing & Military Mental Health at the University of Chester in England. He served in the British Army from 1987 to 2015, during which time he deployed to Iraq, the Balkans, South Africa and Afghanistan. His final appointment was as the Ministry of Defence Professor of Nursing. Alan is a committee member of the RCN International Committee, the RCN North West Regional Board, and is the RCN Link Member for Military Veterans. Alan is a Visiting Professor at the University of South Florida, Birmingham City University and the UCLan. In his current role, he is Director of the University of Chester’s Centre for Research & Innovation in Veterans’ Wellbeing and he is an Assistant Editor with Nurse Education Today.


Background. Between 2001 and 2014, British, USA and other allied military nurses served in Afghanistan caring for both Service personnel and local nationals of all ages. However, there have been few research studies... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Alan Finnegan (University of Chester)

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Topics: Caring in Times of Conflict


CTC » Caring in Times of Conflict (15:00 - Wednesday, 9th November, Seminar Room 2.51)

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