Happy Birthday to the World's Most Famous Nurse - page 3
Upon graduation from nursing school, we all probably remember reciting the Nightingale Pledge, a modified "Hippocratic Oath" composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand Training School for Nurses,... Read More
- 1Jul 6 by Mr MidwifeQuote from TJ74I'm so glad someone got this in before I did. Much of Ms Seacoles work in the war was overshadowed and its such a shame that even today there is controversy surrounding her work and actions.In truth the death rate in Scutari was higher than in any other Crimean hospital.
A much better Crimean role model would be Mary Seacole who actually went to the front line and worked (and drank) with the soldiers there.
- 0Jul 7 by elkparkQuote from DoGoodThenGoJust for the record, the Nightingale-style schools in England, although they were affiliated with a hospital to provide training sites for the students, were completely separate entities from the hospital and the hospital administration had no control over them. That aspect (hospitals owning and operating the schools) was a US invention which Flo strongly objected to.Not knocking the excellent body of work produced by FN, but her movement of nursing education and governance into hospital has cast a pall over the profession that had lasting consequences.
More than one hundred years later though hospitals no longer educate a bulk of nurses in most countries, they still exert tremendous control over the profession, especially in the United States. Indeed some wonder if nursing will ever reach autonomous professional status in any part of the Untied States at least for one reason, a large part of the profession cannot practice independent of hospitals and therefore that body still maintains a strong control.