Florence Nightingale's Nursing Theory

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Nursing Theory
Ahidjo Nfor
Professor: Sabrina Cook
Professional Role Transition

During graduations and pinning ceremonies, most students recite the Nightingale pledge. Florence Nightingale is consider to be the pillar of modern nursing. She is recognized as one who revolutionized the profession of nursing by defining the practice as it was conceived in her era in opposition to professions such as caregivers and house servants. in her book, Notes on Nursing: What it is, What it is Not, Florence Nightingale pioneered the idea of health and illness, how the environment could affect patient’s health and the difference between nurse’s practice and that of a physician. Florence Nightingale Theory in essence encompassed most
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This observation stem from the fact that the 19th century correspond to the era of the industrial revolution which brought about fundamental changes in Europe. Populations moved from rural areas and cramped into industrial cities in dire and unhealthy conditions. Wars of hegemony and dominance were rampant and wounded combatants were kept in unsanitary conditions. Infectious diseases and contamination was rampant. Many patients died of common diseases and wound infections. Florence Nightingale understood that keeping the hospital wards clean, practicing hands washing and exposing the patients to light and clean air increased the rate of recovery of many…show more content…
This begins during triage. The triage team is responsible for segregating patients into different categories and placing them where they can receive ultimate care without affecting the health of other patients. Signs are placed in conspicuous areas to alert staff or visitors of a potential contamination risk. Patients with Tuberculosis are put in negative pressure isolation rooms. TB is spread in the air. The ventilation system for these rooms allow for air to flow into these rooms but not out thereby, preventing contaminated air from flowing outside. The environmental factors in relationship with patients health as practiced today is a continuum of Florence Nightingale observations during an era of less knowledge and advancement in nursing concepts and theories. As enumerated in the previous paragraphs, this theory is based on the individualized care that the nurse provides to the patient. Each case is different and the rapport that the nurse develops with the patient will determine the outcome the
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