Saturday, December 05, 2009

History of the Nurse...Lit my path...

Florence Nightingale

Born 12 May 1820(1820-05-12)
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Died 13 August 1910 (aged 90)
Park Lane, London, United Kingdom
Profession Nurse and Statistician
Institutions Selimiye Barracks, Scutari
Specialism Hospital hygiene and sanitation
Known for Pioneering modern nursing

Florence Nightingale, OM, RRC (pronounced /ˈflɒrəns ˈnaɪtɪŋɡeɪl/, historically [ˈflɒɾəns]; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence during the Crimean War for her pioneering work in nursing, and was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds at night to tend injured soldiers. Nightingale laid the foundation stone of professional nursing with the principles summarised in the book Notes on Nursing. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on her birthday.

16 comments:

Shelly Rayedeane said...

I'd be willing to bet you there are nurses outside the United States who are still prostitutes. It is so sad how some people can live in even the most expensive areas and not escape from a life of crime! Such a shame the inheritance money only gets a person so far in life, eh?

buffalodick said...

There are some great nurses out there! I salute you!

Just telling it like it is said...

shelly: Wow..

Buffalo: Thanks hun...Hugs

Shelly Rayedeane said...

I salute you too. Yes, there are some great nurses out there. I don't believe in enabling people to give though.

I think it takes a special type of person to be a nurse and some people in the field are highly dysfunctional.

Such with any field where there is giving. I think the key is in learning when to chuck the birdy out of the nest!

UBERMOUTH said...

Excellent post, HH. Nursing is a hard,thankless job and only rewarding to people who do it out of love for humanity.

Liam said...

Three cheers for Florence. I am touched to be mentioned in the same breath although probably unworthy.

Just telling it like it is said...

Shelly: Thanks much appreciated!

Liam: The mere fact that you face your problems and seek out truth is good enough for me!

Uber: Thanks suga..We nurses must stick together!

Secretia said...

So many nurses do the work of doctors, without the pay or the respectability they deserve. They also prevent doctors from making tragic mistakes quite often. And they comfort the sick, as well as take care of them medically. They are angels on the earth.

Secretia

Kimberly said...

Salud! *raises glass

Just telling it like it is said...

Secretia: I wish you could tell Engineer that statement...i can totally tell that you are a great nurse that has done great things!!! We nurses have to stick together...My heart goes out to you!! Hugs!

kimberly: Thanks as I type I am drinking my second glass a wine Salud to you!!

Eternally Distracted said...

Great post. Great nurse.

Just telling it like it is said...

Eternally: Thanks... Much appreciated

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

What a great post. This is the first of its kind that I've ever read.

Just telling it like it is said...

Tee aka: Thanks that means a lot!

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