Florence Nightingale and the Nursing Legacy

Author: Monica Baly
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781861560445
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Format: PDF
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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.

Illuminating Florence

Author: Alex Attewell
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 1937554511
Format: PDF
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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.

Notes on Nursing

Author: Florence Nightingale
Publisher:
ISBN:
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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.

Claiming the Corner Office

Author: Connie L. Curran
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
ISBN: 193755435X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Nursing as a Spiritual Practice

Author: Janet A. Macrae, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826197159
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Florence Nightingale is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing. What is less well known is that she also had well-developed ideas about the spiritual aspects of nursing care. Her views draw from both Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and have a startling relevance to nursing practice today. Janet Macrae, both a Nightingale scholar and a nationally recognized expert on therapeutic touch, outlines Nightingale's ideas on spirituality in this book and discusses how a variety of techniques can be used to implement a more spiritual and humane form of nursing care. The techniques, which include yoga, meditation, and relaxation exercises can be used by both nurses and patients.