Nursing Practice In Malaysia Case Study

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The modern nursing was founded by Florence Nightingale which sets foundation to the nursing practice in many places around the world. She is also known as the lady with the lamp as she uses the lamp to do rounding at night during her nursing periods. However, Florence Nightingale image of nursing was unachievable and we misplaced in the modern economy of caring transaction. Nightingale developed and implements a new system of nursing training and in 1860 she established the nightingale training school at St Thomas Hospital, London. The nurses dispatched to establish Nightingale model nursing training schools in hospital in Britain and her protectorates, including Canada, the United States of America, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia (Francis, Chapman and Birks, 2009).

Some evidence suggests that the development of nursing practice in Malaysia starts even prior to British colonization in the Malayan states (Francis, Chapman and Birks, 2009). The history of nursing in Malaysia began from the year 1800, with the foundation of the East India Company when hospitals for the sick were established in Penang and Singapore. Nursing jobs was carried out by catholic nuns and later by English nurses from England. Meanwhile, according to (Chong, 2011), professionalism in nursing in Malaysia was begin in 1913 and the first nursing school was built in 1946 in Johor Bahru. The Malaysian nursing board, which was established in 1950, was given the autonomy to regulate the nursing practice
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