The Civil War opened up the field of nursing to women, breaking down yet another barrier of the strict gender roles placed on women during the nineteenth century. Women from both the North and the South joined the Civil War as both nurses and “matrons”. The comparison of the way Faust presents Northern and Southern women in the book Mothers of Inventions, lends insight on the similarities and differences between Union and Confederate nurses.
In the following paragraphs, the grand theory of Jean Watson will be explored for its usefulness in practice. We will explore how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and nursing interventions. Next, we will study if her theory has been tested empirically, if it is supported by research and if it is accurate. We will explore if there is evidence that her theory has been used by nursing educators, researchers, and nursing administrators. Then we will study how her theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally. Finally, we will explore if her theory contributes to the discipline of nursing and a summary will be presented of this review.
Nurses throughout history all have a different story to tell. Whether it is involving a traumatic event or just an overwhelming experience they endured in their life, their impact in the nursing community will always be one to remember. One nurse in particular that has a major impact on society still to this day is Clarissa Harlowe Barton. One interesting thing about Clara that many people don’t know is that she was actually named after a character from a novel. It is said that her aunt was reading a book called Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady when she was born, so her parents chose the name Clara. Ms. Barton played a significant role in the founding of the American Red Cross that we currently have today and in the practice of nursing since the mid-eighteen hundreds.
Florence Nightingale and Catherine McCauley are inspirational figures that many people look up to, even until this day. Both women have made a huge difference in changing lives by nursing patients back to health. Their work focused primarily on physically heal those who were injured, as well as maintaining their mental health by providing emotional support. These strong powerful women had the common goal of assisting the poor and putting their own lives at risk just to save lives of many other innocent civilians. ENDING SENTENCE
I believe you have made excellent points in terms of Nightingale being a transformative leader within nursing profession. It is also interesting to consider that although she has been influential, her thoughts are opposed to what was embraced by the leadership within America. This may be because nursing itself is practically synonymous with Florence Nightingale. This indicates that the principles that she discussed were not followed. Nightingale did not believe that one nurses should not oversee all the nurses staff and teaching as well. Additionally, due to times of war the hospital system struggled with finances, resulting in the accepting contributions and relying on training nurses to provide cost effective labour. Hospitals also moved
The identity given to an individual is often erroneous or restricted as it is primarily constructed by the perceived notions of society. For instance, two very distinctive authors, Florence Nightingale and Olaudah Equiano, extended beyond the constrained image of their given identities. Although these two writers lived during different periods of time, - Equiano in the late 1700s and Nightingale during the late 18th century- they were both placed by society into a neat, rigid category, which limited the understanding of the complexity of their individuality. By analyzing their personal lives as well as their literary compositions, specifically The Interesting Narrative of Olauda Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, by Equiano, and Cassandra,
Everyone’s values and beliefs about the profession of nursing are all different. The four concepts of nursing are interrelated and all mean something different to every person, too. Throughout this paper, I will be reflecting on my values and beliefs about nursing through the four concepts while comparing them to a nursing theorist with views that are most similar to my own.
In context of World Health Organization, self-care is often defined as activities individuals, families and communities undergoes with the motive of increasing health, overcoming disease, limiting illness and restoring health ("What is", n.d.). The knowledge and skills are gained from both professional and lay experiences for such activities. According to Klebanoff & Hess (2013), holistic nursing is defined as all nursing practice that has only motive of healing the whole person as its prime goal. A holistic nurse is like a licensed nurse who often incorporates a “mind-body-spirit-emotion-environment” approach to the practice of traditional nursing. Holistic nursing practices often require the combination of self-care and personal development activities into one 's life. Holistic nurses involves in self assessment, self-care and personal development, aware of being the sole instruments of healing. Holistic nursing emphasizing on integration of spirituality, self-responsibility, self-care and reflection in their lives. Smith (2006) discussed her life as a holistic nurse. White & Clegg (2009) highlighted approach in context of providing support to patients suffering from long-term conditions. The idea of healing the person as a whole being dates back to period of Florence Nightingale who held the view that nurses duty was to keep optimal conditions for healing. Rourke (1991) tried to find out
London England She was a very important person in the medical world, she was a British Nurse. Nightingale helped aid British & allied soldiers in the Crimean War. She got her name lady with the lamp from her late night in the wards, caring for wounded soldiers. Nightingale was very unpleased
The crimson war in 1854 was a significant time for the modernisation of nursing. Influential physicians such as Florence nightingale and Mary Seacole drastically changed the way that nursing was implemented in hospitals due to the experimentation of how to conduct basic nursing care and vast array of new nursing
The first influential thinker to delineate nursing values and beliefs, Florence Nightingale based her writings on a mosaic of influences. Nightingale did not distill her philosophical beliefs into a theory, yet rudimentary elements of a grand theory emerge from her writings. The author of this article extracted her philosophical beliefs
Who is a Global Citizen? Jesus Christ is the Son of God the Father, a prophet and is the central figure of Christianity. He was also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth by his peers. Jesus date of birth ranges from 4 BC to AD 30–33 his death. He was from
Alligood (2014) states that Boykin and Schoenhofer’s Theory of Nursing as Caring is an exception to this rule because “rather than providing empirical variables from which hypotheses and testable predications are made, the theory of nursing as caring qualitatively transforms practice” (p. 362). Alligood (2014) argues that the Theory of Nursing as Caring is focused on unique human interaction that cannot and should not be objectified and is therefore impossible to be founded in the empirical way of
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