Florence Nightingale and the Foundation of Professional Nursing

Florence Nightingale and the Foundation of Professional Nursing - Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

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Publisher's Synopsis

Although Florence Nightingale is famous as a nurse, her lifetime's writing on nursing and to nurses is scarcely known in the profession. Nursing professors tend to ""look to the future, not to the past,"" and often ignore her or rely on faulty secondary sources.

Volume 12 related the founding of her school at St Thomas' Hospital and her guidance of its teaching for the rest of her life. Volume 13, Extending Nursing, relates the introduction of professional training and standards outside St Thomas', beginning with London hospitals and others in Britain, followed by hospitals in Europe, America, Australia and Canada. Also presented is material on work in India, Japan and China. The challenge of raising standards in the tough workhouse infirmaries is reported, as is Nightingale's fostering of district nursing. A chronology in this volume provides a convenient overview of Nightingales work on nursing from 1860 to 1900. Both volumes give biographical sketches of key nursing leaders.

Book information

ISBN: 9780889205208
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Imprint: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 610.73092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 950
Weight: 1450g
Height: 238mm
Width: 166mm
Spine width: 56mm