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Florence Nightingale By Lynn McDonald

Florence Nightingale
by Lynn McDonald

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Concise historical introduction to Florence Nightingale and her continuing influence on the world and how we see it.
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Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History by Lynn McDonald

Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Florence Nightingale explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of her life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way she was initially received. What was her impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas and values connected with her? Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This second part explores the intellectual and cultural 'afterlife' of Florence Nightingale, and considers the ways in which her impact has lasted and been developed in different contexts by later generations. Why is she still considered important today? In what ways is her legacy contested or resisted? And what aspects of her legacy are likely to continue to influence the world in the future? The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a list of further reading at the back.

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About Lynn McDonald


Lynn McDonald is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Guelph, Canada. A former member of the Canadian House of Commons, she was President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for Broadview-Greenwood, 1982-88.

Table of Contents


Chronology Part One: The History Chapter 1 Nightingale and the Nineteenth Century Chapter 2 Faith in a Secular World Chapter 3 The Crimean War Chapter 4 Founding a New Profession - Nursing Chapter 5 Safer Hospitals Chapter 6 Promoting Health and Better Conditions in India Chapter 7 Army Reform and Later Wars Part Two: The Legacy Chapter 8 The New Profession of Patient Care - Nursing Chapter 9 Creation of the National Health Service Chapter 10 Mainstream Social and Political Reform Chapter 11 Health, Healing and the Environment Chapter 12 Research, Policy and Legacy Notes Further Reading Index

Additional information

GOR008811032
Florence Nightingale: A Very Brief History by Lynn McDonald
Lynn McDonald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SPCK Publishing
2017-04-20
128
0281076456
9780281076451
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