The essay describes the work and conclusions of a small group at the Manchester College of Science and Technology (none of whom was medically qualified). They spent about four years in a number of hospitals mainly in the North of England; observing, discussing and analysing a variety of human problems, beginning with the adjustment of the student nurse to her professional task.
To learn how common problems may be identified and solved may demand new methods of social investigation, and this report suggests what some of these might be.
Revans R W (1964) Standards for morale - Cause and effect in hospitals. Nuffield Trust.