Who is a true idol for u? Nightingale or Peplau?

  1. Which do u think influenced more in nursing?Peplau or Nightingale? why?
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   mrdoc2005
    As a guy going into nursing it is hard for me to like Nightingale. She beleived that nursing was a womens perfession and should only include women.

    I know that she did a lot of great things but it is hard for me to get past that one thing. I guess you can just call me a small person
  4. by   orrnlori
    Quote from mrdoc2005
    As a guy going into nursing it is hard for me to like Nightingale. She beleived that nursing was a womens perfession and should only include women.

    I know that she did a lot of great things but it is hard for me to get past that one thing. I guess you can just call me a small person
    She was a product of her time, during that period the general consensus was that wormen couldn't be doctors, so we can all call it even really.
  5. by   Supercalifragilistic
    actually i don't remember who peplau was.

    my fave is/was lillian wald.
  6. by   realnursealso/LPN
    Well, let's see. Florence Nightingale believed in total patient care and died of syphillis. Don't see her as someone to emulate . The other name mentioned, to be perfectly honest, I never heard of them. My hero in nursing was one of my instructors. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be a nurse today.
  7. by   Katnip
    And where did you hear Nightingale died of syphillis? She was 90 when she died. Most people manage to contract syphillis and die from it long before they reach their 90s.
  8. by   CyndiW35055
    Quoted through http://www.florence-nightingale-aven....co.uk/faq.htm
    Seemed like the easiest way to word this. There are alot of other facts listed here about her:
    Did Florence Nightingale die of syphilis?
    No, she died of extreme old age at 90. There is no possibility at all that she had syphilis. Her life is extremely well-documented and the symptoms of syphilis are not compatible with what we know about her. But this rumour about syphilis is quite common. I have been told that it was publicised by a priest who was opposing a church proposal to commemmorate her. He said she was an atheist who died of syphilis, and this was widely published in the press and resulted in the proposal being dropped.
  9. by   CyndiW35055
    As for Peplau, she was also a very stong woman to teach other nurses to stand up for the patient, teaching the patient, etc. Who I would choose as a role model, personally I would have to still choose Nightingale just because she took the great leap in a world where women were not invited to be. She has definitely made a great impact on people around the world.
  10. by   Katnip
    I think Peplau was "The Mother of Psychiatric Nursing." She worked on the development of psychotherapeutic nursing. That's a simplistice introduction to her work, really. Her research and theories have had an enormous impact on psychiatric nursing and care.

    Lillian Wald founded the Henry Street Settlement in NYC, probably one of the first clinics/shelters in the country. Definitely she was one of the strongest and possible the very first public health nurse in the country.
  11. by   leslie :-D
    does anyone remember virginia henderson? i remember watching films of her while i was in school, being told she was the founder of modern nsg. anyone else?
  12. by   Supercalifragilistic
  13. by   dhames
    We did not watch films or talk about any person except Nightingale. However now I am back in school for BSN and would like to know more about the thoughts of Henderson and how it applies to nursing today.
    Also would like to know about Peplau
    D

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