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

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

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by Florence Nightingale
     
 

ISBN-10: 1108020615

ISBN-13: 9781108020619

Pub. Date: 08/19/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Most people are familiar with the name of Florence Nightingale and the image of 'the lady with the lamp'. Initially celebrated for her efforts during the Crimean War, Nightingale is best known as a reformer of army medical services and of nursing more generally. She wrote Notes on Nursing - first published in 1859, but reprinted here in its revised and enlarged 1860…  See more details below

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Most people are familiar with the name of Florence Nightingale and the image of 'the lady with the lamp'. Initially celebrated for her efforts during the Crimean War, Nightingale is best known as a reformer of army medical services and of nursing more generally. She wrote Notes on Nursing - first published in 1859, but reprinted here in its revised and enlarged 1860 edition - in order to share her knowledge with women who were nursing their families at home. It was also required reading at the nursing school she opened at St Thomas' Hospital, the first of its kind, and at other such establishments. Still hailed today as important introductory reading for aspiring nurses, the text explains the centrality of ventilation, observation, hygiene, and diet during sickness, as well as care during convalescence. It also contains timeless instructions on how to nurture both the mind and body of the sick.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108020619
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/19/2010
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - History of Medicine Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory; 1. Ventilation and warming; 2. Health of houses; 3. Petty management; 4. Noise; 5. Variety; 6. Taking food; 7. What food; 8. Bed and bedding; 9. Light; 10. Cleanliness of rooms and walls; 11. Personal cleanliness; 12. Chattering hopes and advices; 13. Observation of the sick; Conclusion; Supplementary chapter.

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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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