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19th Century's Florence Nightingale
A review of Florence Nightingale's environment model of nursing and it's relevance today.
# 92549 | 901 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 23, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General)

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This paper demonstrates how Florence Nightingale's environmental model of nursing developed in the mid 1900s, is still valid today. The paper discusses how this theory of manipulating the patient's environment to its most beneficial degree to allow the patient's body to heal, is still valuable for hospital environments today.

Introduction: Florence Nightingale's Environmental Model
Theoretical Framework Applied to a Clinical Situation

From the Paper:

"Nightingale would stress that a nurse must first attempt to remedy this situation by at least ensuring that the meal was properly presented and served at the correct temperature. A nurse could then also go to the hospital nutritionist and ask to give Tobias and her family advice on making a culturally as well as nutritionally appropriate diet. Variety and arising interest in the food is also critical for the patient, to restate Nightingale's canon regarding appropriate diet. All of the treatment to cure ailments caused by poor nutrition will do little good if the patient returns to his or her old ways after the hospital. The nurse must use the tools at her disposal to facilitate the transmission of good-tasting, culturally correct food that is served at the proper temperature. When a patient is ready to eat so the patient can feel better faster, and also so that healthy eating gains in positive associations and does not seem so overwhelming to a patient like Tobias. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Florence Nightingale." (2006). Spartacus. Retrieved 15 Sept 2006 at http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REnightingale.htm
  • Nightingale, Florence. (1860). Notes on Nursing: What it is, and what it is not. New York D. Appleton and Company. First American Edition. E-text retrieved 15 Sept 2006http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/nightingale/nursing/nursing.html
  • George, Julia. (2006). Nursing Theories, The Base for Professional Nursing Practice.Fifth Edition. New York: Prentice Hall.
  • Severson, Kim. (7 Mar 2006). "For hospital menus, overdue surgery." The New YorkTimes on the Web. Retrieved 15 Sept 2006 athttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/health/07patient.html?ex=1158465600&en=606e7d6a3283a40d&ei=5070

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