Florence Nightingale Contribution

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Can one women nurse bring hope to people during the eighteenth and nineteenth century? Supposedly, one person can give people hope if he or she has ten specific emotions. These emotions are appreciation, love, acceptance, approval, connection, comfort, encouragement, respect, support, and protection (Follis). Someone who potrayed these qualities during the eighteenth and nineteenth century is Florence Nightingale. She was a philosopher of modern nursing, social reform, and statistician. Nightingale brought hope to people, during the eighteenth and nineteenth century and even today, with her medical breakthroughs. The eighteenth and nineteenth century was filled with social, economic, and political problems. During these time periods people …show more content…
Florence Nightingale’s experiences in life lead her to impacted nursing and the hospital setting forever. On may 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy Florence Nightingale was born. As one can tell she was named after city she was born in. She was the second of two daughters. The family returned to England and lived in two houses in Derbyshire and Hampshire. While growing up Florence Nightingale was taught history, philosophy, and literature, from the help of her father. Because of her knowledge she broke away from traditional women standards. Another thing that her family taught her was religion. When Nightingale was sixteen she had several call from God. The call from God told her to limit human suffering and Florence Nightingale did this through nursing, but becoming a nurse was a struggle. Even though she had previously nursed the sick her family refused for her to into nurse training. Her family did not want to encourage inappropriate women behavior. Despite her family 's resistance, Nightingale finally enrolled at the Institution of Protestant Deaconesses in Germany. There she learned the basics of nursing. The next big event in …show more content…
While working in the hospital Nightingale decreased the mortality rate from two percent, which gave the soldiers a greater hope that they would survive. Also she established Nightingale School of Nursing at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. This brought women hope because they could finally get a job outside of the home. Florence Nightingale gave hope to families with her novel, Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not, this provided families direction on how to care for the sick (Selanders). Today she give hope to people who use the Coxcomb chart, that she created to study mortality. In addition, nurses today use patient-first care, support their theories with evidence, and meeting the patient 's individual needs was all done by Nightengale ("3 Ways Florence Nightingale Brought Innovation to Nursing"). To answer the question in the beginning of this essay, yes, Florence Nightingale did bring hope to people during the eighteenth and nineteenth century and even

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