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Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Florence Nightingale
     
 

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The 1859 publication of Notes on Nursing: What It Is, And What It Is Not made Florence Nightingale a nursing champion. By the author's own admission, the work was not written as a training manual for nurses. Yet in many ways, this best seller defines the precepts that became the prototype for contemporary nursing practice, provides a compelling historical

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The 1859 publication of Notes on Nursing: What It Is, And What It Is Not made Florence Nightingale a nursing champion. By the author's own admission, the work was not written as a training manual for nurses. Yet in many ways, this best seller defines the precepts that became the prototype for contemporary nursing practice, provides a compelling historical perspective on the evolution of healtcare delivery, and provides an intimate glimpse into the Victorian Age. Although nurses no longer empty chamber pots, open chimney flues, they may be interested to find among Nightinggale's writings such modern-day concepts as the mind-body connection, plant therapy, and pet therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760749944
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/11/2004
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
178,873
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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Notes on Nursing 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
fisherDJ More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up mostly because I am a registered nurse and was interested in who this pioneer of the nursing profession was and what she had experienced. It is probably not interesting to the average person unless you like history or have an interest in the field of nursing. I liked seeing how the nursing and medical profession has changed since her time. Most people were pretty much on their own when caring for the sick back then. This book was written by her as a guide to those people (mother's and wives mostly) who were home caring for the sometimes very ill in an effort to improve their chances of getting well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a nurse for 30 yrs & I thoroughly enjoyed this book! So much of nursing never changes, and with the author's 'translation' it's entertaining and enlightening. I would recommend this book for any nursing school curriculum - great 'intro to nursing'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The content is there but there are tons of typos, misprints, and extra symbols. I paid for a different copy that is stillvless than the paperback that reads better.
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