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The Development of Modern Nursing

The Development of Modern Nursing

The intellectual revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries led to a scientific revolution. With the discovery and exploration of new continents, an economic revolution evolved, after which nations became more interdependent through trade. The Industrial Revolution displaced workers from cottage craftsmen to factory laborers. With these changes came stressors to health. New illnesses, transmitted […]

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Florence Nightingale (1860)

Florence Nightingale (1860)

Nightingale’s Environmental Theory Florence Nightingale, the “mother of modern nursing,” considered nursing to be a religious calling to be fulfilled only by women. Her theory focused on the environment, although this term never appeared in her writings. She linked health with five environmental factors: (1) pure or fresh air (2) pure water (3) efficient drainage […]

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