Notes On Nursing

Notes On Nursing

by Florence Nightingale
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Notes On Nursing by Florence Nightingale

No one knows if Florence Nightingale deliberately set out to become a nursing champion, but it is clear that the 1859 publication of her book Notes on Nursing: What It Is, And What It Is Not secured her place in nursing history. By the author's own admission, the work was not written as a training manual for nurses.

Yet in many ways, this classic book, which was a best seller when issued and has been continuously in print since it was published 150 years ago, defines the precepts that became the prototype for contemporary nursing practice, provides a compelling historical perspective on the evolution of healthcare delivery, and provides an intimate glimpse into the Victorian Age. Although nurses no longer empty chamber pots, open chimney flues, or worry about their crinoline skirts catching fire, they may be interested to find among Nightingale's writings such modern-day concepts as the mind-body connection, plant therapy, and pet therapy.

About the Author
Born in 1820 in Florence, Italy, to a wealthy aristocratic family, Florence Nightingale seemed an unlikely candidate for a social reformer and nursing advocate. She was a sickly child who showed an insatiable intellectual curiosity at an early age and a restless spirit that was ill suited to the society life for which she was reared. Uncharacteristically for the times, she received a formal education from her father and chose an occupation common for women of the lower classes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449541163
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2009
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Notes on Nursing, which was published in 1860, served as the cornerstone of the curriculum at the Nightingale School and other nursing schools established. Notes on Nursing also sold well to the general reading public and is considered a classic introduction to nursing. Florence Nightingale would spend the rest of her life promoting the establishment and development of the nursing profession and organizing it into its modern form.

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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.
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