A brief biography of florence nightingale

At the closure of the DRI the window was again removed and stored. After one year she began to realize that her services would be more valuable in an institution that would allow her to train nurses.

Florence Nightingale

For these reasons she is considered the foundational philosopher of modern nursing. As well as nursing, Nightingale was concerned with other areas of social reform. But, after the Battle of Alma, England was in an uproar about the neglect of their ill and injured soldiers, who not only lacked sufficient medical attention due to hospitals being horribly understaffed, but also languished in appallingly unsanitary and inhumane conditions.

Her burial is in the family plot in St. Eleanor Taylor has brought together the waste of women in society and the waste of men in wars and twisted them inseparably.

Florence Nightingale: Saving lives with statistics

Inshe published Notes on Hospitals, which focused on how to properly run civilian hospitals. Responding to unpopular newspaper reports of the horrendous situation in the English war camp hospitals, Secretary of War Sidney Herbert, a personal friend of Nightingale, consented to let her organize and manage a group of female nurses to go to Turkey.

The newspaper reports stated that soldiers were treated by an incompetent and ineffective medical establishment and that the most basic supplies were not available for care. Many men wanted to marry Florence, but she thought becoming a wife would interfere with her work.

Mary Evans Florence pictured on the front page of the Illustrated Times in Sidney Herbert served as honorary secretary of the fund and the Duke of Cambridge was chairman. Her father believed women should be educated, and he personally taught her Italian, Latin, Greek, philosophy, history and — most unusual of all for women of the time — writing and mathematics.

She generally rejected female company and spent her time with male intellectuals. However, politics, not nursing expertise, was to shape her next move. Her group of nurses transformed the hospital into a healthy environment within six months, and as a result, the death rate of patients fell from 40 to 2 percent 5.

Florence Nightingale biography

After the war, Florence campaigned for better conditions in hospitals in Britain, too. Nightingale was an admirer of Fry, who amongst other things campaigned for better prison conditions. The most basic supplies, such as bandages and soap, grew increasingly scarce as the number of ill and wounded steadily increased.

Nightingale, FlorenceFlorence Nightingale, c.Florence Nightingale biography Introduction Famous for being the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ who organised the nursing of sick and wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale's far-sighted ideas and reforms have influenced the very nature of modern healthcare.

A Brief Biography of Florence Nightingale (Annotated) - Kindle edition by Sarah Knowles Bolton. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Brief Biography of Florence Nightingale (Annotated).3/5(1). Florence Nightingale, born on May 12,became a nurse at a time when the profession was considered a degrading occupation and hospitals were cesspools of disease.

Nightingale changed that. Florence’s father was William Shore Nightingale, a wealthy landowner who had inherited two estates—one at Lea Hurst, Derbyshire, and the other in Hampshire, Embley Park—when Florence was five years old.

Florence Nightingale Biography

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. By Tim Lambert. Florence Nightingale was born in the city of Florence, Italy on 12 May She was the second daughter of wealthy parents (her elder sister was called Parthenope) Her mother wanted Florence to marry a rich man.

Florence Nightingale was so much more than a lady with a lamp. The legend of the saintly nurse has long obscured the truth – that her mathematical genius was what really saved so many lives. Her ambition led her into the hellish world of Crimean warfare and, as a result, on a journey that would transform nursing and hospitals in Britain.

A brief biography of florence nightingale
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