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The history of nursing
Many things we do today in healthcare are from this time?
Middle eastern culture
Early Roman Christianity
Nursing as we think of it today began to develop.
There is a strong relationship between religion and nursing
What is the Nursing Dark Ages?
Several non-monastic orders were developed in Europe.
Many Catholic monasteries were destroyed
during the rise of Protestantism.
Barbers, without medical training, were
performing surgeries and medical treatment.
Protestants established hospitals.
Florence Nightingale attended school there.
established training for private duty nurses in England and, in 1840 some of the nurses
would accompany Florence Nightingale to the CRIMEAN war.
Doctor Elizabeth Blackwell
established the first U.S. nursing training school in New York in 1857. She was known as the first United
States Woman to Receive her M.D.
Known for her work with the mentally ill.
Not a Nurse. Her work began after the civil war.
Community Health Nursing was established in
the United States and England.
organized the American Red Cross. Earlier, at the age of forty she had given care to the
wounded and ill soldiers during the Civil War.
She was well thought of and was referred to as the “ Angel of the Battlefield “.
She was so loved by the soldiers that many of them went home from the war and named
children after her.
Nurse Association Alumnae of United States and Canada
This was the precursor to the American Nurses Association.
Expanded Nurses training to three years. This met with much opposition. Mary also is
credited with shortening the workdays for nurses.
Isabel Hampton Robb
was a school teacher but changed to a Nurse and trained in New York. She Authored a Nursing Textbook that became a standard book for Nursing schools in America
Where was Florence Nightngale born
In Florence Italy in 1820
Where was the Crimean war fought and with who
The Crimean war was fought in Turkey (England, France and Turkey against Russia.)
What is Florence credited with
Florence is credited with decreasing the death rate from 42% to 2% by simply giving humane care and using soap, water and clean linen.
was a black Jamaican nurse who worked alongside Florence Nightingale.
Who established the Florence Nightingale fund
The British government so that an institute of training nursing could be established.
Her focus was on Nursing Education!
Florence belief system
nursing is a art and science
education is fundalmntal
Seven Philosophical Assumptions of Florence Nightingale
1. Natural Laws
2. Nursing is a calling
3. Nursing is an art and a science
4. Nursing is achieved through environmental alterations
5. Nursing is distinct and separate from medicine
Dr Blackwell school of nursing (1857) had very little in common with Florence Nightingale's. This was the time period where they took advantage of nursing students cheap labor.
Florence Nightingale Pledge
First used in 1893 with graduates from a school in Detroit, Michigan.
Still used today.
Florence Nightingale is Known for:
•Caring for the soldiers in the Crimean war.
•Emphasis on Cleanliness.
•Developing an educational model for training
•A statistician and conducting nursing
At what age did Florence die
died in 1910 at the age of 90.