Doreen Norton

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Doreen Norton, OBE, FRCN (1 May 1922, Dartford, Kent – 30 December 2007, Worthing, West Sussex) was an English nurse, in the 1950s she used research to show that the best treatment and prevention of bedsores was removing the pressure by turning the patient.

A fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, Norton was regarded as instrumental in changing nursing practices to effectively treat pressure ulcers, a major killer of hospital inpatients.[1][2]


  1. ^ Elliott, Jane (21 March 2009). "How one nurse helped stop killer bedsores" (web). News article. BBC News. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Dopson, Laurence (15 February 2008). "Doreen Norton: Pioneer in geriatric nursing" (web). Obituary. The Independent. Retrieved 21 March 2009.