1937 –

Truant, Elizabeth (Beth) (1937-   )

  • See OH189.5

Elizabeth is a member of a family that has five generations of nurses.  She graduated in nursing from the Royal Inland Hospital in 1958 and worked at Essondale (later Riverview) before the introduction of medications. Mental illness was treated with ECT and insulin coma.  She worked at hospitals in Vernon and Trail, and later in public health and at Misericordia in Trail.  She upgraded her education, graduating with a BSN from UBC, during which time she worked at UBC’s psychiatric unit and later in Trail as a Public Health Nurse.

Contents of Biographical File

  1. Biographical information profile
  2. Signed oral history agreement form
  3. Oral History Summary
  4. CD—transferred to oral history collection (OH189.5)
  5. Photograph