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Nursing: Where we've been and where we're going
What are some influencing factors from the history of nursing?
Some influencing factors from the history of nursing include:
Society's beliefs regarding the cause of illness
Value placed upon individual life
Role of women in society
Describe the prehistoric times from nursing history.
During prehistorical civilization, there were spiritual leaders that were responsible for care.
There were no hospitals because all the care was being done in the home.
Describe the ancient civilizations from nursing history.
Much variation depending on civilization.
Care done in temples, "ambulatory clinics", and "hospitals"
Religion was still a huge factor during this time
Describe the medieval times from nursing history.
Religious and secular orders
Devotion to duty
Started to see the nursing role early on.
Hospitals were in monasteries where men/women took care of people by focusing on the soul rather than trying to take care of the actual illness.
They used cutting open, lycheeing, bandaging.
Cleanliness and duty was the main focus.
Bathing and keeping hygiene helped the infection rate.
Nurses taught one another... whoever was the best was the one teaching the next.
Describe the military time from nursing history.
There were a lot of sick and injured soldiers during the Crusades.
There were soldier nurses who would wear a suit of armor to protect themselves and wear a red cross so that people knew they were there to help.
Describe the Renaissance period from nursing history.