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  • Although she was born in Italy, she and her sister traveled frequently throughout the world with their parents and split their winters and summers between two lavish estates. Florence’s father had received his wealth from an inheritance. He valued education, especially for women, and opened Florence and her sister, Parthenope, up to a lot of opportunities.

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  • HAPPY NURSES DAY 12th MAY
  • Florence Nightingale What work might this person be doing? What sort of person do you think she is?
  • Florence Nightingale PIONEER OF MODERN NURSING
  • Quote  You ask me why I do not write something.... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.
  • Florence Nightingale  Born in Florence, Italy  12 May 1820  A wealthy family
  • Born to very wealthy, educated parents • Traveled extensively, owned multiple estates • Father was Cambridge educated, mother was a strong supporter of the abolition of slavery • Father believed women should have a strong education • Florence and her sister learned Italian, Latin, Greek, history and mathematics. Florence especially excelled in mathematics.
  • Florence Nightingale  Returned to England in 1821  Taught at home with her older sister  Florence was a very clever child One of Florence Nightingale’s childhood homes – Lea Hurst, Derbyshire The Nightingales spent part of the year here and part of the year in Hampshire
  • Quote Nurses are the heart of healthcare. Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital.
  • Florence Nightingale had a broad education and came to dislike the lack of opportunity for females in her social circle.
  • Florence Nightingale  In 1837, when she was 17, she felt a “calling” to help people  She visited sick people at their homes  Her parents wanted her to get married  She had other ideas and travelled in Europe looking at hospitals
  • Her parents wanted her to marry a rich man, but she wanted to become a nurse. Her parents were opposed to this, as nursing was considered to be a job for poor women.
  • Doctors are the Brain Of the hospital and Nurses are the Heart of the Hospital, If Brain fails ,heart will be manage, But if Heart fails nothing will manage
  • Florence Nightingale  Parents did not want her to become a nurse  She studied medicine books herself for years  She was 30 when her parents let her go to Germany and Paris to study nursing
  • Eventually, when Florence was 31, her father gave her permission to train. in 1853 she was appointed resident lady superintendent of a hospital for women in Harley Street, London.
  • Hospitals in 1830’s Often people who went into hospital died  They were Dirty  Badly run  Nurses didn’t know what to do
  • Florence Nightingale  In 1854 the CrimeanWar broke out – England was at war with Russia  People in England heard that soldiers in hospitals were poorly treated.  Florence was invited to take a group of 38 female nurses to work in hospitals in the Crimea.
  • Crimean War 1854Crimean War 1854  Reports of the sufferings of the sick and wounded in English camps inspired Florence to enlist her services  She was offered “plenary authority over all nurses and the fullest assistance and cooperation from medical staff.”
  • She went to work  Scrubbed the floors  Cleaned the wards  Washed the bedclothes  Made the men comfortable
  • •In the night she carried a lamp so she was called “The Lady with the Lamp” •Soldiers kissed her shadow
  • Quote Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
  • They began to get better Sitting up, cheerful and happier!
  • Florence Nightingale  War finished in 1856 Florence returned to England.  She wanted to improve hospitals in this country  Conditions in hospitals began to improve 1883 Royal Red Cross 1907 Order of Merit
  • Letter from Queen Victoria  Thanking “Miss Nightingale and her ladies” for all their hard work
  •  She was given a diamond brooch with ‘Blessed are the merciful’ engraved on it
  •  The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.... ~William Osler
  • Florence Nightingale  Florence died of old age in 1910  She was buried near to her parents’ home in Hampshire.
  •  Until recently her picture was on our British £10 note
  •  She was famous all over the world  She changed hospitals all over the world  There is a museum in London which celebrates her life and work
  • Quote  A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope.
  • Florence is remembered today as the person responsible for improving conditions in hospitals and making nursing an acceptable job Florence Nightingale
  • TidbitsTidbits → Florence inspired Jean Henri Dunant , one of five founders of the International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva Switzerland) which in turn inspired Clara Barton to form the American National Red Cross. → There is a psychological effect named after her called “The Nightingale Effect,” whereby nurses and doctors fall in love with their patients. → Florence was known during the Crimean war as The Lady with the Lamp, as she would tirelessly make rounds of the patients after everyone had already retired for the night. → Florence wrote many books throughout her life on nursing, the most notable and widely used was: Notes on Nursing: What Nursing Is, What Nursing Is Not (1860)
  • In a NutshellIn a Nutshell Florence was: → A pioneer of nursing → The Founder of Modern Nursing → A reformer of hospital sanitation methods → Credited with proving that nursing could be a respectable profession