Why Is Florence Nightingale Important To Nursing

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The Nightingale Pledge in a way highlights and reflects on the importance of Florence Nightingale’s contribution and pioneer work in nursing. It is a pledge or promise that outlines a nurse’s commitment to delivering compassionate care. An adaptation of the Hippocratic Oath, it includes statements such as; I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, I solemnly pledge to practice my profession faithfully and devote myself to the welfare of those in my care (Triolo, 2009). Many aspects of this pledge remains and are applicable in today’s nursing.
Purtilo and Doherty (2011) stressed that it is important to know your professional codes of ethics as it describes our professional morality. It is equally important
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