Introduction Florence Nightingale, who lived from years 1820 -1910, was one of the pioneering theorists in the nursing history. She was the first to provide a theory to improve and develop health and transform nursing from a domestic service to a permanent profession. Since a young age, she cared for the poor and ill people and considered nursing and serving humans as a Christian duty (Selanders, 2012). Her contribution in providing nursing care for British soldiers fighting the Crimean War and negotiating with the male worlds of both the military and medicine with her administrative skills was significant (Woodham-Smith, 1983). Nightingale founded the Nightingale Nursing School in London in 1860 and created the foundation theory for practice and education of the nursing world.
Margaret Sanger was an American activist in the fight for women’s rights in the form of birth control and sex education. On top of these accomplishments, she was also an established writer and nurse. Sanger also coined the term “birth control,” established what is now known as Planned Parenthood, and was extremely influential in creating a public dialogue about women’s reproductive rights. Sanger was an unconventional figure in activism because her goal was to obtain society’s support for contraception. Previously, not only was birth control illegal, it wasn't even spoken of, treated as a taboo topic by most people.
Virginia Henderson Theory used Today Virginia Henderson is one of many nursing theorists who changed the nursing profession. Henderson’s theory was considered a “needs” theory (Ahtisham& Jacoline, 2015). It was considered a needs theory because the primary focus was on the patient and the 14 fundamentals needs of the patient to aid in recovery. A nurse taking care of a patient with dementia will utilize Virginia Henderson’s theory in his or her practice by assessing the patient while making a connection with that patient, involving the patient and family to help maintain current health status, providing an environment that will provide safety and security, and using the 14 fundamental needs to guide the nursing process that is being
(Sanger 20). Here, she saw hordes of impoverished girls in desperate need of birth control and abortions, both illegal at the time. Sanger set out to change this, and at the end of her career, she would become the face of the Women’s Reproductive Rights movement. Margaret Sanger’s contributions to sexual education and liberation paved
As children when we grow up we almost always automatically know what we want to be. I wanted to be a fashion designer, then an actress, and it was not until 7th grade that I realized becoming a nurse was my passion. After doing research on my field, Mary Eliza Mahoney is the person I look up to. Mary was the first African American women to complete nurse’s training in 1879. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in a small neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts in 1845.
Managed Healthcare Unlimited (MHU) is a consulting firm created by a registered nurse in 1995. The business started as a regulatory consulting firm for HMOs. The company would assess the quality assurance programs of health maintenance organizations. MHU would assess records to ensure that HMOs were providing access to affordable health service in disadvantage population particularly elderly and mental health patients. If issues were identified MHU would implement the necessary changes as needed.
This source about race relation in nursing homes is a journal article that I found, and is a summary of a number of sources. The purpose of this journal article is to inform people about everything that is going on within the nursing homes from the work conditions for CNA’s or the understanding the different ethnicities within nursing homes and how that effects their care. The authors of this article are Priscilla D. Allen and Katie Cherry. Priscilla D. Allen is credible to speak on this subject, because she is the Associate Director of LSU’s Life course and Aging Center and Associate Editor of The Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, and also earned her PhD from Fordham University, and formally worked as an ombudsman advocating the
In the mid-1800s, Florence Nightingale recognized the unique focus of nursing knowledge based on the care of persons and their surroundings as a different knowledge base than the used by physicians. However, it wasn’t until the 1950s, that nursing knowledge started to develop as a science to guide nursing practice, and this brought the need for the development of nursing theory and the recognition of nursing as a profession. As a result, the nursing evolution in specialized basis for practice was achieved in successive eras that lead the transition of nursing vocation to a profession (Alligood, p. 3, 2014). In the curriculum era, in the mid-1930s, a standardized curriculum was adopted by many diploma programs and nursing education was transferred from hospitals to colleges and universities.
According to the California Board of Registered Nursing (2011), “An Explanation of the Scope of RN Practice including Standardized Procedure” documentation defines the scope of practice for RNs licensing in California also explains the process of determining if a standardized procedure is required. It is RNs’ responsibilities and accountabilities to enforce the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) pertaining to the specific state for nursing practice within the scope of educational level and entitled licensure allowed. In addition, “Code of Ethics for Nurses” (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2015) provides guide indicating how to care patients with ethical obligations. An organized health care system such as health care facility, clinic, home health
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, decided to help spread knowledge about family planning after nursing a woman back to health from a botched abortion. Sanger would open her first birth control clinic on October 16th, 1916 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. She wouldn’t stop there. One hundred years later, 1 in 5 women visit Planned Parenthood in the United States to take advantage of their several services that they provide which include knowledge about contraceptives, STD tests and treatments, pregnancy tests, screenings for breast and cervical cancer, and more. About half of Planned Parenthood centers also provide abortions.
“There was to be the beginning of the battle, and there I should be needed first” (Harkins). Clara Barton, a feminist and a nurse, worked in the battle field and had a first hand experience of the tragedies of war. Barton first worked in a patent office and did work on missing soldiers. About a year after she began work in the field and gained knowledge and experience. During her time away she found the International Red Cross which sparked Clara to begin the American Red Cross.
Florence Aby Blachfield affected WWII by tending to the wounded and fighting to have the same pay as her male co-workers. She had a significant impact on the war for many women. Florence Blanchfield daughter of Joseph and Mary Anderson Blanchfield, was born on April 1, 1889 in Shepherds town, Virginia where she was one of eight children. When Florence was smaller she attended Walnut Springs Public Schools in VA before attending Granda Institute Boarding School. She took secretarial courses in Pittsburgh, then transferred to medicine by enrolling at the South Side Training School for Nurses and graduated in 1906.
Title of Paper Your Name Class Name October 24, 2014 Your Professor’s Name South University Title of Your Paper The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is an organization associated to my desired role.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2006). Essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Retrieved from: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/DNPEssentials.pdf Beck, L., & Johnson, C. (2008). Implementation of a nurse-driven sedation protocol in the ICU.
INTEGRATING ORAL HEALTH INTO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE: AN INTERPROFESSIONAL FACULTY TOOL KIT The author of this article is Maria C. Dolce. She has BS, MA, PhD degrees from New York University, and also certifications in nursing administrations and educations.