Florence nightingale- lady with the lamp and the mother of modern nursing


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How she faced the struggles and what she gave to the world in form of her selfless service.

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Florence nightingale- lady with the lamp and the mother of modern nursing

  1. 1. Florence Nightingale MOTHER OF MODERN NURSING The lady with the lamp
  2. 2. Pioneer of Modern Nursing Florence Nightingale
  3. 3. EARLY LIFE o Place: Florence, Italy o Birth: May 12, 1820 (International Nurses Day) o Daughter of a wealthy landowner, William Nightingale, who later took responsibility for her education, teaching her statistics, languages, history, mathematics, etc. o Her father provided her with reputable education which was uncommon for a Victorian woman.
  4. 4. o At seventeen she experienced what she felt as a “divine call”. o She visited sick people at home. o In 1851, her father gave her permission to train as a nurse.
  5. 5. THE CRIMEAN WAR (1854 – 1856) England and France were helping Turkey in a war against Russia. o France, England and Turkey declared war to Russia. o Soon after the British soldiers arrived in Turkey they started to die from cholera and malaria. o When the government heard about this they had to change their minds about women nursing men.
  6. 6. THE CRIMEAN WAR (1854 – 1856) England and France were helping Turkey in a war against Russia. Russia & France had religious sisters to care for their wounded But England had only trained men Florence Nightingale received a letter of appeal from the Minister of war With 38 nurses from Catholic and Protestant Orders she set for Crimea
  7. 7. Wounded soldiers were transported by sea to the hospitals
  8. 8. Through her tireless efforts the mortality rate among the sick and the wounded was greatly reduced (from 42% to 2%) • 5 – 6 nurses shared one room including eating and sleeping. They - • Scrubbed and cleaned, improved drainage • Procured soaps, towels and clothing • Opened diet kitchens, made good food • Visited the sick and wrote letters for them • Set up laundries, reading rooms and post offices for them
  9. 9. “THE LADY WITH THE LAMP” o At night she carried a lamp while taking rounds from room to room to look after her patients. o This earned her the affectionate title of "Lady with the Lamp."
  10. 10. The soldiers kissed her shadow as she passed by and got solace from their sufferings
  11. 11. A FACELIFT TO NURSING o She founded the Nightingale School and Home for Nurses using money donated in tribute to her services. o The school marked the beginning of professional education in the nursing field. o Her book Notes on hospitals’ and ‘Notes on Nursing’ became the first definitive textbook for the field. o Through selfless devotion and sheer determination, Florence Nightingale transformed the profession of nursing forever. o She gave dignity and honor to Nursing, and revolutionized hospital conditions, making them more organized and above all, sanitary. o 1907 – King Edward conferred on her the ‘Order of Merit’
  12. 12. When she grew old… o Florence Nightingale lived to a ripe old age of 90 years. o 13 Aug 1910 - She died peacefully in her sleep o Today the Nurses take the Florence Nightingale pledge before being formally initiated into the profession of Nursing.
  13. 13. "The ultimate destination of all nursing is the nursing of the sick in their own homes.... I look to the abolition of all hospitals and workhouse infirmaries." – Florence Nightingale
  14. 14. "To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, inspite of all we go through; is to be a NURSE.” - Rawsi Williams Thank you RINEE KHANNA