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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148279
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Florence Nightingale: We are Contemporary Nightingales
Abstract:
Florence Nightingale: We are Contemporary Nightingales
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Bergevin, Rita, MA/AM
P.I. Institution Name:Binghamton University
The figure of Florence Nightingale represented here today actually stands about five feet four inches high and was made from an original pattern using oak tag. She carries her ubiquitous lantern in the reproduction. Her dress and undergarments were made to mimic the clothes she wore during the Victorian era. The inspiration to create her came after thinking it would be handy and visual to have her in the School of Nursing where I teach and do a lecture on her life and theories. The contemporary messages we continue to impart to our nursing students based on her readings are: 1. that troublesome symptoms and conditions such as fever, nausea or bedsores may not always be the fault of the disease but of the quality of nursing care. 2. ventilation of sick rooms enhances symptom care and patient comfort. 3. Nightingale’s concerns regarding the well being of the body and its subsequent effect upon the mind in an uplifting or depressive effect. 4. the importance of light as it refers to the attitude of the patient. 5. the importance of cleanliness, not only of the patient but also of the caregiver. 6. the need for empathy with patients isolated from family, who need a friendly ear and the expert support of a professional who can place herself into the life of a sick person. 7. to give a sense of proportion and hope to the ill patient without deceiving him. 8. the importance of observation to discern improvement or decline of the patient’s medical condition. 9. “almost all superstitions are owing to bad observation, and bad observers are almost all superstitious.” 10. the need for the caregiver to remain confidential and dependable. 11. finally, the role of the caregiver in the prevention of disease.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFlorence Nightingale: We are Contemporary Nightingalesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148279-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Florence Nightingale: We are Contemporary Nightingales</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bergevin, Rita, MA/AM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Binghamton University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rbergev@binghamton.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The figure of Florence Nightingale represented here today actually stands about five feet four inches high and was made from an original pattern using oak tag. She carries her ubiquitous lantern in the reproduction. Her dress and undergarments were made to mimic the clothes she wore during the Victorian era. The inspiration to create her came after thinking it would be handy and visual to have her in the School of Nursing where I teach and do a lecture on her life and theories. The contemporary messages we continue to impart to our nursing students based on her readings are: 1. that troublesome symptoms and conditions such as fever, nausea or bedsores may not always be the fault of the disease but of the quality of nursing care. 2. ventilation of sick rooms enhances symptom care and patient comfort. 3. Nightingale&rsquo;s concerns regarding the well being of the body and its subsequent effect upon the mind in an uplifting or depressive effect. 4. the importance of light as it refers to the attitude of the patient. 5. the importance of cleanliness, not only of the patient but also of the caregiver. 6. the need for empathy with patients isolated from family, who need a friendly ear and the expert support of a professional who can place herself into the life of a sick person. 7. to give a sense of proportion and hope to the ill patient without deceiving him. 8. the importance of observation to discern improvement or decline of the patient&rsquo;s medical condition. 9. &ldquo;almost all superstitions are owing to bad observation, and bad observers are almost all superstitious.&rdquo; 10. the need for the caregiver to remain confidential and dependable. 11. finally, the role of the caregiver in the prevention of disease.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:42:51Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:42:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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