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Notes on Nursing; What It Is, and What It Is Not

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ISBN-10: 1406549584

ISBN-13: 9781406549584

Edition: N/A

Authors: Florence Nightingale

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Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), who came to be known as The Lady of the Lamp, was a pioneer of modern nursing and a noted statistician. Inspired by what she took as a Christian divine calling, experienced first in 1837 at Embley Park and later throughout her life, Nightingale committed herself to nursing. In 1859, she set up the Nightingale Training School at St. Thomas' Hospital. In 1860 she wrote Notes on Nursing, a slim book that served as the cornerstone of the curriculum at the Nightingale School and other nursing schools established. She also wrote Suggestions for Thought to Searchers after Religious Truth. The three-volume book has never been printed in its entirety, but a section,…    
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List price: $13.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Born in Florence, Italy, of wealthy parents, Florence Nightingale was a British nurse who is regarded as the founder of modern nursing practice. She was a strong proponent of hospital reform. She was trained in Germany at the Institute of Protestant Deaconesses in Kaiserswerth, which had a program for patient care training and for hospital administration. Nightingale excelled at both. As a nurse and then administrator of a barracks hospital during the Crimean War, she introduced sweeping changes in sanitary methods and discipline that dramatically reduced mortality rates. Her efforts changed British military nursing during the late 19th century. Following her military career, she was asked…