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This paper details the state of nursing up until the mid nineteenth century and gives a history of the life of Florence Nightingale. The paper explains her contribution to the development of nursing theory and its application to nursing practice. It shows how she raised nursing to the level of a medical profession with high standards of education and important responsibilities. The paper also explains her promotion of public health care systems.
From the Paper:"Nurses, until the mid nineteenth century, were usually volunteers (often men and women belonging to various religious orders) with little or no training. As late as the end of the 18th century nursing was considered an unsuitable occupation for "proper" young women, partially due to the fact that hospitals in those days were dirty and unhygienic places where patients invariably died. As a result, nursing care was commonly provided by persons who had been imprisoned for drunkenness or who could not find work elsewhere."
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Florence Nightingale (2003, January 31) Retrieved August 18, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/florence-nightingale-9839/
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