Florence Nightingale and the Nursing Legacy

Author: Monica Baly
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781861560445
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This is a study based on research into the records of the Nightingale Fund and how it was used to finance various experiments in nursing and midwifery training in the nineteenth century. It traces the development of nurse training and discusses the problems that beset a fledgling profession.

Notes on Nightingale

Author: Sioban Nelson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801460247
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Florence Nightingale remains an inspiration to nurses around the world for her pioneering work treating wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War; authorship of Notes on Nursing, the foundational text for nursing practice; establishment of the world's first nursing school; and advocacy for the hygienic treatment of patients and sanitary design of hospitals. In Notes on Nightingale, nursing historians and scholars offer their valuable reflections on Nightingale and analysis of her role in the profession a century after her death on 13 August 1910 and 150 years since the Nightingale School of Nursing (now the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College, London) opened its doors to probationers at St Thomas' Hospital. There is a great deal of controversy about Nightingale—opinions about her life and work range from blind worship to blanket denunciation. The question of Nightingale and her place in nursing history and in contemporary nursing discourse is a topic of continuing interest for nursing students, teachers, and professional associations. This book offers new scholarship on Nightingale's work in the Crimea and the British colonies and her connection to the emerging science of statistics, as well as valuable reevaluations of her evolving legacy and the surrounding myths, symbolism, and misconceptions.

A Brief History of Florence Nightingale

Author: Hugh Small
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 147214029X
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Praise for Small's earlier work on Nightingale: 'Hugh Small, in a masterly piece of historical detective work, convincingly demonstrates what all previous historians and biographers have missed . . . This is a compelling psychological portrait of a very eminent (and complex) Victorian.' James Le Fanu, Daily Telegraph Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is best known as a reformer of hospital nursing during and after the Crimean War, but many feel that her nursing reputation has been overstated. A Brief History of Florence Nightingale tells the story of the sanitary disaster in her wartime hospital and why the government covered it up against her wishes. After the war she worked to put the lessons of the tragedy to good use to reduce the very high mortality from epidemic disease in the civilian population at home. She did this by persuading Parliament in 1872 to pass laws which required landlords to improve sanitation in working-class homes, and to give local authorities rather than central government the power to enforce the laws. Life expectancy increased dramatically as a result, and it was this peacetime civilian public health reform rather than her wartime hospital nursing record that established Nightingale's reputation in her lifetime. After her death the wartime image became popular again as a means of recruiting hospital nurses and her other achievements were almost forgotten. Today, with nursing's new emphasis on 'primary' care and prevention outside hospitals, Nightingale's focus on public health achievements makes her an increasingly relevant figure.

Florence Nightingale Today

Author: Barbara Montgomery Dossey
Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn
ISBN: 9781558102200
Format: PDF
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Best known as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale was also a trailblazer in health science and health statistics, philosophy, political advocacy and reform, environmentalism, evidence-based practice, feminism, holistic nursing, nursing theory, and public health. Her far-reaching legacy is still relevant to modern day healthcare issues. Three renowned holistic nurse scholars join the director of the Florence Nightingale Museum to present a portrait of this remarkable woman. Interpreting Nightingale's life and work by the principles of healing, leadership, and global action, the authors identify and discuss the ways in which her work, both practical and visionary, can yet rejuvenate nurses, nursing, and health care worldwide. ... Publilsher description.

Florence Nightingale

Author: Charles River Editors
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979564748
Format: PDF, Mobi
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of Nightingale's life and work written by contemporaries, as well as Florence herself *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results." - Florence Nightingale Today, nursing is one of the most ubiquitous professions in the world, and images of war immediately call to mind nursing the wounded, but it was not long ago that such ideas were relatively primitive. Indeed, schoolchildren are still taught about the revolutionary exploits of Florence Nightingale, the war nurse who is often credited as the founder of modern nursing. As The Times wrote of Nightingale, "She is a 'ministering angel' without any exaggeration in these hospitals, and as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor, every poor fellow's face softens with gratitude at the sight of her. When all the medical officers have retired for the night and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds." Florence Nightingale first came to prominence during the Crimean War in the middle of the 19th century when she helped organize efforts to treat wounded soldiers, and the image of her doing rounds among those she treated at night became extremely popular in Europe, but her efforts extended far beyond the scope of battle. In time, she came to found the first secular nursing school, at St Thomas' Hospital in London, and with that she began to transform nursing into an actual profession. Perhaps not surprisingly, in conjunction with nursing, Nightingale was a social reformer who advocated for the advancement of women in all areas of life, from healthcare to poverty, and she bolstered her work with voluminous writings on behalf of her causes. Florence Nightingale: The Life and Legacy of the Most Famous Nurse in History chronicles one of the most famous women of the 19th century. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Florence Nightingale like never before.

Illuminating Florence

Author: Alex Attewell
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1937554511
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Claiming the Corner Office is a practical guide for the nurse who aspires to be in a senior executive role in a profit or nonprofit organization, an entrepreneur who aspires to creating a business, or the individual who wishes to serve in a governance role on a not-for-profit or corporate board. This book greatly assists those individuals who work closely with leaders, entrepreneurs and governance experts. The experiences of several nurse entrepreneurs and senior executives highlight those skills, competencies, and experiences required as the nurse develops a career strategy leading to a senior executive or entrepreneurial role.

Illuminating Florence

Author: Alex Attewell
Publisher: SIGMA Theta Tau International, Center for Nursing Press
ISBN: 9781937554507
Format: PDF, ePub
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This inspirational book, spearheaded by one of the top Florence Nightingale scholars in nursing today, will help nurses relate Florence Nightingale's quotes to today's modern-day practices. The goals and importance of nursing are still the same as they were 150 years ago. And it's fair to say that Nightingale had no idea how much she was going to impact the nursing world while she was a caring for the sick and wounded during the Crimea. With this book, present day nurses can learn that Nightingale was not only just like them, but also that they can make a profound impact on the nursing profession. This book will make Nightingale accessible, relevant, and humanize her a bit and allow current nurses to find their inner Florence.

Notes on Nursing

Author: Florence Nightingale
Publisher:
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Outspoken writings by the founder of modern nursing record fundamentals in the needs of the sick that must be provided in all nursing. Covers such timeless topics as ventilation, noise, food, more.