Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing and Notes on Nursing by Dr. Victor Skretkowicz PhD

By Dr. Victor Skretkowicz PhD

''With the 2010 booklet of Dr. Victor Skretkowicz's Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing (Revised with Additions) in Florence Nightingale's (1920-1910) centenary yr, nurses and others will realize this amazing girl whose commitment and resolution helped to form the process sleek worldwide healthcare and holistic and imperative relationship-centered care.''

-Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN foreign Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for worldwide well-being Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and Arlington, Virginia

Simultaneously witty, scathing, and anecdotal, Florence Nightingale's ''Notes on Nursing'' may be the main influential paintings on nursing in the course of the global. For years, the various variations of this seminal paintings have wondered students in addition to readers. Now, Dr. Skretkowicz units the historic list immediately. This quantity comprises the annotated and unabridged July 1860 version [the ''Library usual Edition''] of Notes on Nursing, the 1868 version of Notes on Nursing [for the Labouring Classes], and extra manuscripts written by way of Nightingale in 1875 that she used to be by no means capable of post.

Beautifully certain in pretend leather-based with an ornamental ribbon, this commemorative quantity makes an ideal present for any nurse and is a must have for all nursing libraries and researchers. the recent variation offers Nightingale's unabridged variation in its unique shape for the first actual time given that its booklet in July 1860. including the 1868 variation and the 1875 manuscripts, the e-book presents present day proficient readership with the closest attainable ''authoritative, whole, and unexpurgated'' model of ''one of the simplest promoting, globally circulated texts of the 19th century.''

Key Features:

  • Complete with Dr. Skretkowicz's personal professional statement and annotations
  • Describes the version types of the texts within the contexts in their social and cultural historical past
  • Presents a few of Nightingale's unique passages that remained unpublished for greater than a hundred years
  • Provides reactions and statement from Nightingale's contemporaries

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Gamp was hired by Dickens’s friend Miss Burdett-Coutts to take care of her comfortably well-off invalid friend Miss Meredith. Dickens’s parody suggests that she must have been wholly insensitive and absolutely repulsive. Nightingale’s principal aim in writing Notes on Nursing was to get these domiciliary nurses, whether hired or amateur, to improve their demeanor toward their patients, alerting them to their patients’ needs as well as to their own shortcomings. And though many advocates of formal schools of nursing in hospitals came more and more to disparage untrained Mrs.

How to use it? The present form contains as it appears to me the basis of a paper similar to your Liverpool paper. It stirs up the question and draws attention to it. It would set a number of people thinking, & it would give them elements of thought. It might be well to consider whether it would not help on this good work to read such a paper next time at Bradford. But more will be required. qxd 4/7/10 10:24 AM Page 12 Part One: Introduction to this Edition nurses are taken you will have to be simpler and write in precepts, illustrating your precepts where required by a few easy sentences requiring little thought but appealing to the one element that every good nurse must have namely common sense.

On June 8, 1859, four months after receiving Sutherland’s critique, Nightingale wrote to Dr. William Aitken on the subject of the terrible effect of unexpected noise on patients. In this letter, in the library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, she emphasizes that it is . . ) always partakes with him of the character of Suddenness & injures him—This is, believe me, the fruit of long experience with the sick . . I enclose for your own private eyes a little Pamphlet I wrote on Nursing, (which is really “Confidential,”)—perhaps the article Noise will illustrate what I have said about Patients— 17 Nothing more is known of the “little Pamphlet I wrote on Nursing” that she mentions in this letter.

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