Florence Nightingale's Core Values, Activism and the Foundation for a Global Nursing Identity: A Historical Analysis

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151628
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Presentation
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Florence Nightingale's Core Values, Activism and the Foundation for a Global Nursing Identity: A Historical Analysis
Abstract:
Florence Nightingale's Core Values, Activism and the Foundation for a Global Nursing Identity: A Historical Analysis
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Ayers, Constance J., PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Woman's University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Florence Nightingale had a deep sense of obligation to reform nursing and health care, and to advocate for vulnerable populations around the world. Her methods of influence and advocacy are still applicable in today's world.<P> Study Objectives: This presentation is part of a larger study that examined the historical antecedents of nursing art and science in the writings of Florence Nightingale. The purpose of the present study was to examine Florence Nightingale's views and values reflected in power, influence and advocacy for vulnerable populations and for nurses. <P> Design and Methods: Using historical methodology, archival investigations of personal documents and manuscripts written by Florence Nightingale after her return from the Crimea were completed in London, England during 1999 and 2000. Verification of authenticity, and historical analysis of primary sources led to the identification of common themes and ideas which reflected the study purpose.<P> Study Findings: Discussions of power and influence were common threads in Nightingale's writings even though nursing as a discipline was quite powerless at the time. Additionally, advocacy and activism for vulnerable populations and for nurses were common themes for Miss Nightingale. Her actions had a decided influence on the core caring values that are characteristic of nursing. <P> Conclusions and Implications: Using a selection of of stories that exemplify the core values of power, influence, advocacy and activism identified by Miss Nightingale, the investigator will attempt to bring to light the application of Nightingale's beliefs for global nursing practice. In many parts of the world, the severe conditions that nurses face and the lack of resources available make the task of providing nursing care seem almost impossible. Nightingale's values and wisdom emphasized the camaraderie that was needed then and is needed now for enhancing a professional identity and developing global nursing relationships.<!--Abstract 13883 modified by 65.69.220.195 on 11-5-2002--></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFlorence Nightingale's Core Values, Activism and the Foundation for a Global Nursing Identity: A Historical Analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151628-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Florence Nightingale's Core Values, Activism and the Foundation for a Global Nursing Identity: A Historical Analysis</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ayers, Constance J., PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Woman's University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cayers@twu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Florence Nightingale had a deep sense of obligation to reform nursing and health care, and to advocate for vulnerable populations around the world. Her methods of influence and advocacy are still applicable in today's world.&lt;P&gt; Study Objectives: This presentation is part of a larger study that examined the historical antecedents of nursing art and science in the writings of Florence Nightingale. The purpose of the present study was to examine Florence Nightingale's views and values reflected in power, influence and advocacy for vulnerable populations and for nurses. &lt;P&gt; Design and Methods: Using historical methodology, archival investigations of personal documents and manuscripts written by Florence Nightingale after her return from the Crimea were completed in London, England during 1999 and 2000. Verification of authenticity, and historical analysis of primary sources led to the identification of common themes and ideas which reflected the study purpose.&lt;P&gt; Study Findings: Discussions of power and influence were common threads in Nightingale's writings even though nursing as a discipline was quite powerless at the time. Additionally, advocacy and activism for vulnerable populations and for nurses were common themes for Miss Nightingale. Her actions had a decided influence on the core caring values that are characteristic of nursing. &lt;P&gt; Conclusions and Implications: Using a selection of of stories that exemplify the core values of power, influence, advocacy and activism identified by Miss Nightingale, the investigator will attempt to bring to light the application of Nightingale's beliefs for global nursing practice. In many parts of the world, the severe conditions that nurses face and the lack of resources available make the task of providing nursing care seem almost impossible. Nightingale's values and wisdom emphasized the camaraderie that was needed then and is needed now for enhancing a professional identity and developing global nursing relationships.&lt;!--Abstract 13883 modified by 65.69.220.195 on 11-5-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:08:26Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:08:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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