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Florence Nightingale and Nursing Theories
This paper discusses the nursing theories of Florence Nightingale.
# 98361 | 1,916 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2007 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)

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The paper provides a brief biographical history of Florence Nightingale. The paper summarizes her main beliefs as a nurse and a social reformer and reviews her ideas about the four elements of the nursing meta-paradigm; person, health, environment and nursing. The paper provides examples of how her ideas can be applied to actual clinical nursing practice in the modern world.

Brief Biography of Nightingale
Nightingale's Main Nursing Theory
Nightingale's Application of the Nursing Meta-paradigm

From the Paper:

"Florence Nightingale was born May, 12 1820 in Florence Italy, while her parents were on an extended tour of Europe. Her parents and their extended family were well educated and affluent, participating in many of the Victorian social structures of their time in the England, where they maintained two residences, one in Derbyshire and one in Hampshire. Florence her parents and her older sister Parthenope were the base of the immediate family, yet the extended family of the group was large and for the most part influential in their own right. (Pfettscher, Marriner Tomey, Raile Alligood, 2006, p. 71)"

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  • McDonald, L. (Jan 2006) Florence Nightingale as a Social Reformer. History Today. 56 (1) pgs. 9-15.

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