Notes On Nursing

Notes On Nursing

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by Florence Nightingale, Anita S. Kessler R. N. M. S. N. M. Ed
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1934451843

ISBN-13: 9781934451847

Pub. Date: 07/09/2007

Publisher: Wilder Publications

Neither in my own nursing education at the B.S.N. nor at the M.S.N. level, was it even suggested, much less required, that I read any of Florence Nightingale's original writings. Even as a nurse educator for over 30 years, I did not require my students to read her writings either. After reading this book, I now believe it is a void in the education of a nurse not to

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Neither in my own nursing education at the B.S.N. nor at the M.S.N. level, was it even suggested, much less required, that I read any of Florence Nightingale's original writings. Even as a nurse educator for over 30 years, I did not require my students to read her writings either. After reading this book, I now believe it is a void in the education of a nurse not to read at least some of the writings of the founder of modern day nursing. Notes on Nursing would be an excellent choice.

This book introduces and discusses, to some degree, many of the concepts nurses have been dealing with since before my entrance into the field in the 1969, and certainly ever since. Included in these pages are concepts such as holistic health, home health, alternative therapies, health prevention and maintenance, the role of women in nursing and in everyday life, nursing administration, leadership, communications skills, mind/body and body/mind relationships. Her theory on the use of light, fresh air, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet is also well explored. Some of the comments are unexpected and very insightful. - Anita S. Kessler, R.N., M.S.N., M.Ed.

Florence Nightingale was the founder of the modern nursing profession. She single handedly revolutionized medical treatment with her writings on nursing.

Anita S. Kessler is an R. N. With Master Degrees in both nursing and education. She has been an educator of nurses for more than thirty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934451847
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
07/09/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
526,936
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Judy Burckhardt Ph.D., RN     v
Preface     vii
Notes on Nursing
Ventilation and Warming     1
Health of Houses     11
Petty Management     21
Noise     29
Variety     43
Taking Food     49
What Food?     55
Bed and Bedding     65
Light     71
Cleanliness of Rooms and Walls     75
Personal Cleanliness     81
Chattering Hopes and Advices     85
Observation of the Sick     95
Conclusion     113
Footnotes     117
Cassandra     144
Correspondence     151

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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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