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Florence Nightingale

Abstract Florence Nightingale can be titled the pioneer of the nursing profession. Her theory of the impact of the environment to human health created history and is still used today. Her focus is on making a clean, healthy, calming environment to promote a fast and productive recovery. After Florence Nightingale came up with her theory she based a school of nursing on it. This nursing theory is very important even in today’s healthcare system. In this essay I will describe Florence Nightingales theory...

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Florence Nightingale

 Florence Nightingale “The Lady with the Lamp”, the soldiers referred to her as during the Crimean War, as she made rounds in the dark checking on the wounded. Florence Nightingale became the founder of modern nursing practices, reformed the British military health care system, and reformed hospitals sanitation methods. Nightingale saw her purpose and mission in life on a large scale. She wanted to serve humanity by preventing the many needless deaths and illnesses that occurred. With...

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world… “I stand at the altar of the murdered men and while I live I shall fight their cause.” These words, spoken by Florence Nightingale, very neatly sum up her life`s ambitions. She was born on May 12, 1820, into a family of “new money” which was trying to fit in with Victorian society, where working was considered undignified and women were supposed to be frail. Florence went against these rules and went on to seek a career in nursing, despite her family's disapproval. Up to that time nurses...

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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) Florence Nightingale is the founder of modern nursing. She transformed nursing into a respectable profession and set the standards for clean, safe hospitals in the world. Florence is honored as the first great nurse of the world. Her picture hangs on the wall in many hospitals. Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820, in Florence, Italy. She was named Florence after her city of birth. Florence's sister was born in Naples and is named Parthenope. Parthenope...

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Florence Nightingale- A Pioneer in Human Healthcare and in the Idea of Orphanages Florence Nightingale was born into a wealthy British family at the Villa Colombaia in Florence, Italy. She was inspired by what she thought to be a divine calling. At the age of 17 at Embley Park, Nightingale made a commitment to nursing and human healthcare. This decision demonstrated strong will on her part in that she was willing to go beyond normality. It had constituted a rebellion against the expected role for...

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Florence Nightingale Kayla McDonald, RN Western Kentucky University Florence Nightingale A Revolutionary Nurse Leader Florence Nightingale was a revolutionary nurse leader in her time. She was an activist for the “sick poor” (Monteiro, 1985, p. 181) who had the forethought, organization, planning, skills, knowledge, and determination to accomplish great strides in public health and nurse training. She was not just an activist for a specific gender or race, but she was an advocate...

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Florence Nightingale

Nursing Theorist Grid Theorist Selected: Florence Nightingale Description of Theory: Nightingale was the first to publish her theory in 1860 about the importance of the environment on the patient and healing.   The patient in connection with the environment, air, temperature, light, water and remaining clean that contribute to the healing process (Parker, 2006).   Her theory also states that it is the nurses calling to assist the patient to place him or her in the best conditions for...

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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale’s philosophy of nursing was centered on the patient and their relationship with their surroundings. She believed it was important to focus on the patient by studying their behavior and recording what was observed. She also focused on sanitation or cleanliness of hospitals. She linked five environmental factors that assisted in the recovery of patients. They are fresh water, fresh air, efficient drainage, cleanliness and direct sunlight. Her general concepts of ventilation, quietness...

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Florence Nightingales Environmental Theory

Abstract As a young woman, Nightingale often accompanied her mother when she visited the sick. This inspired her to want to be a nurse, and against her parents’ wishes she entered a nurses’ training program. During the Crimean war she was asked by a family friend to come and care for the British soldiers at the army hospital. While there she witnessed filth, vermin, and death. Upon seeing the unsanitary conditions and the health risk to the soldiers she began her crusade to establish an environment...

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Theory Exemplar of Florence Nightingale

Theory Evaluation Exemplar Environmental Theory of Florence Nightingale Theory Description Scope of theory:Grand Theory Purpose of the theory:“everyday sanitary knowledge, or the knowledge of nursing, or in other words, of how to put the constitution in such a state as that it will have no disease, or that it can recover from disease.” * Main focus was the control of the environment of individuals and families, both healthy and ill. * Because it explains the totality of the behavior. ...

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