Essay about The Treatment Of Patient Hygienic Care

896 Words Nov 27th, 2016 4 Pages
During the 1800s if you were admitted to the hospital, you had barley a 50% chance of surviving. A majority of the time you went into the hospital with a minor illness and died as a result of an infection that you contracted while you were in the hospital. Hospitals were run in unsanitary conditions and usually placed in areas of cities or towns that were unhealthy. Diseases and infections contracted at hospitals were often the result of poor unsanitary conditions in the hospital. Rats, mice and other rodents generally ran around hospitals and spread diseases that led to most deaths. Patient Hygienic care was not at the four fronts of hospitals concerns. “Nurses were viewed as lowly menial labor by the upper social classes.” Florence Nightingale was one of two children born to an affluent British family. At the age of 16 she decided her social calling was to become a nurse. Her choice of profession was rejected from her family and friends as being below her social status. This did not sway Florence’s determination of helping the sick and injured and becoming a nurse. I want to spend a few minutes talking about the service and life of a woman that is a role model to me. I too have chosen to pursue a profession of service to the sick and injured and have chosen to become a nurse.
Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence Italy. Florence and her sister were both named after cities in Italy. However, she was from an affluent British family. Her mother came from a…

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