Florence Nightingale Leadership And Legacy

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The Leadership and Legacy of Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) has a rich legacy full of multiple accomplishments that have changed nursing practice. In her time she is known for her management skills and ability to lead others in a direction that would show interrelationships between environmental factors that affect a patents overall health. She was the first nurse statistician and well as a groundbreaking theorist of her time. Florence kept meticulous records of her knowledge and observations that have provided written accounts of her findings, thoughts, correlations and observations. These writings have enriched the profession of nursing ever since.
Nightingale is arguable the most influential nurses in the history
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There were other concepts that she is responsible for such as communication with the patient, including assessment of the patient’s perception of what might be causing their illness, and comfort and counseling for the dying patient to discuss a few additional measures she incorporated into nursing practice. The many new ideas that Nightingale implemented during her time had lasting effects that can be seen today. Nightingale was also heavily interested in patient advocacy. Throughout her work she noted differences in how patients were treated. At one time only patients who were member of the Church of England were admitted to the hospitals. Nightingale won the battle with the “ladies Committee and was able to see that patients of all faiths could be equally admitted to hospitals for care (Selanders & Crane, …show more content…
Tomlin, and Mary Ann P. Swain. Their theory “is an interpersonal and interactive holistic theory of nursing that requires the nurse to assess, plan, and intervene on the basis of the client’s perspective of the world” (George, 2011, Chapter 20, The Theory of Modeling and Role-Modeling). Nightingale also felt that it was important to discuss with the patient what their views were of their illness in an open ended way, careful not to lead the patient in any way. She also noted how important assessment and observation were to the patient’s overall care. While Erickson, Tomlin and Swain developed a much more in-depth theory about what affects patients’ perception, including the patients’ view of the world around them the basis of patient centered care accompanied by the patients’ perceptions was an essential function identified by

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