Notes on Nursing: Annotated (Paperback)

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Notes on Nursing: Annotated (Paperback)


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Before she became the legendary "Lady with the Lamp" healing soldiers in the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale shattered conventions as a pioneering nurse and reformer. Her seminal work Notes on Nursing, published in 1860, distills over a decade of her transformative insights and methods. This profound volume remains essential reading for all in the healing professions.

Caring for ill bodies and minds requires more than medicine alone, Nightingale admonishes. She illuminates the vital role of nutrition, sanitation, cleanliness, ventilation, warmth, and managing the patient's environment in facilitating healing. Nightingale overturns common neglect of these essentials with keen observations from years studying disease statistics and death rates in hospitals. Her analysis of deficiencies in existing care sparked sweeping reforms that drastically reduced preventable deaths.

Far ahead of her time, Nightingale recognized the power of psychology in healing. She insisted nurturing hope and calm in patients is as important as physical care in aiding recovery. Her wisdom reached even to directions for home nursing and architectural design of hospitals. Principles that seem obvious now were revelatory when Notes on Nursing was first published.

This landmark work brims with Nightingale's characteristic insight, conviction, and concise style. She marshals irrefutable evidence, pungent examples, and sharp wit to convince both caregivers and families to implement essential reforms. Undoubtedly abrasive to the old guard of her day, Nightingale's deep compassion shines through as she urges priority be given to improving patient outcomes through better care practices.

Notes on Nursing exemplifies Florence Nightingale's groundbreaking work elevating nursing to a respected profession and noble calling. This volume captures her visionary ideas and poetic pragmatism that profoundly influenced medicine and society. Two centuries later, it remains powerful and transformative reading.

Product Details ISBN: 9781611049022
ISBN-10: 1611049024
Publisher: Cedar Lake Classics
Publication Date: October 6th, 2023
Pages: 154
Language: English