Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Medical History

Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 13

edited by Lynn McDonald

Publisher
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2016
Category
History, Education & Training, Medical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554585311
    Publish Date
    Nov 2016
    List Price
    $95.00 USD
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780889205208
    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
    List Price
    $150.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554587469
    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
    List Price
    $94.99

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Description

Although Florence Nightingale is famous as a nurse, her lifetime’s writing on nursing and to nurses is scarcely known in the profession. Nursing professors tend to “look to the future, not to the past,” and often ignore her or rely on faulty secondary sources.

Volume 12 related the founding of her school at St Thomas’ Hospital and her guidance of its teaching for the rest of her life. Volume 13, Extending Nursing, relates the introduction of professional training and standards outside St Thomas’, beginning with London hospitals and others in Britain, followed by hospitals in Europe, America, Australia and Canada. Also presented is material on work in India, Japan and China. The challenge of raising standards in the tough workhouse infirmaries is reported, as is Nightingale’s fostering of district nursing. A chronology in this volume provides a convenient overview of Nightingales work on nursing from 1860 to 1900. Both volumes give biographical sketches of key nursing leaders. /p

About the author

Lynn McDonald is a professor of sociology at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She is a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canada’s largest women’s organization. As a Member of Parliament (the first “Ms” in the House of Commons), her Non-smokers Health Act made Parliamentary history as a private member’s bill, and made Canada a world leader in the “tobacco wars.” She is the author of The Early Origins of the Social Sciences (1993), and The Women Founders of the Social Sciences (1994) and editor of Women Theorists on Society and Politics (WLU Press, 1998), all of which have significant sections on Florence Nightingale.

Lynn McDonald's profile page

Other titles by Lynn McDonald