Florence Nightingale

Lady with the Lamp

Author: Trina Robbins,Anne Timmons

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736879026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8135

For fast-paced true tales of extraordinary lives, turn to this series. These graphic novel format biographies inspire, entertain, and inform readers about individuals who have made significant contributions to society.
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Florence Nightingale

The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse

Author: Catherine Reef

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544535820

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 5887

Most people know Florence Nightingale was a compassionate and legendary nurse, but they don’t know her full story. This riveting biography explores the exceptional life of a woman who defied the stifling conventions of Victorian society to pursue what was considered an undesirable vocation. She is best known for her work during the Crimean War, when she vastly improved gruesome and deadly conditions and made nightly rounds to visit patients, becoming known around the world as the Lady with the Lamp. Her tireless and inspiring work continued after the war, and her modern methods in nursing became the defining standards still used today. Includes notes, bibliography, and index.
Posted in Young Adult Nonfiction

Florence Nightingale

Author: Shannon Zemlicka

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1575057123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7488

Growing up in a wealthy family that believed nursing wasn't a respectable job, Florence Nightingale was determined to help others. After more than sixty years of service as a nurse, she had helped to make nursing an honorable profession, left behind safer, cleaner hospitals, and saved countless lives.
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Nightingales

The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale

Author: Gillian Gill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307431533

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 7112

Florence Nightingale was for a time the most famous woman in Britain–if not the world. We know her today primarily as a saintly character, perhaps as a heroic reformer of Britain’s health-care system. The reality is more involved and far more fascinating. In an utterly beguiling narrative that reads like the best Victorian fiction, acclaimed author Gillian Gill tells the story of this richly complex woman and her extraordinary family. Born to an adoring wealthy, cultivated father and a mother whose conventional facade concealed a surprisingly unfettered intelligence, Florence was connected by kinship or friendship to the cream of Victorian England’s intellectual aristocracy. Though moving in a world of ease and privilege, the Nightingales came from solidly middle-class stock with deep traditions of hard work, natural curiosity, and moral clarity. So it should have come as no surprise to William Edward and Fanny Nightingale when their younger daughter, Florence, showed an early passion for helping others combined with a precocious bent for power. Far more problematic was Florence’s inexplicable refusal to marry the well-connected Richard Monckton Milnes. As Gill so brilliantly shows, this matrimonial refusal was at once an act of religious dedication and a cry for her freedom–as a woman and as a leader. Florence’s later insistence on traveling to the Crimea at the height of war to tend to wounded soldiers was all but incendiary–especially for her older sister, Parthenope, whose frustration at being in the shade of her more charismatic sibling often led to illness. Florence succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. But at the height of her celebrity, at the age of thirty-seven, she retired to her bedroom and remained there for most of the rest of her life, allowing visitors only by appointment. Combining biography, politics, social history, and consummate storytelling, Nightingales is a dazzling portrait of an amazing woman, her difficult but loving family, and the high Victorian era they so perfectly epitomized. Beautifully written, witty, and irresistible, Nightingales is truly a tour de force. From the Hardcover edition.
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Florence Nightingale

The Lady of the Lamp

Author: Basil Miller

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 9780871239853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 7536

A biography of the founder of the nursing profession as it is known today.
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Florence Nightingale

The Making of an Icon

Author: Mark Bostridge

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374156654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 646

View: 7479

A profile of the iconic Victorian social reformer evaluates her scandalous decision to break with the conventions of her privileged class to work as a nurse, the myths surrounding her, and the controversial nature of her achievements.
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Florence Nightingale

Author: Susan Bivin Aller

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822585456

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2403

True or False? Florence Nightingale was the first woman nurse. False! Women had worked as nurses for years, but it was considered a miserable job. Few nurses in England had any medical training. Florence helped make nursing a respectable profession for women. She was in charge of nurses at British military hospitals in the Crimean War (1853-1856). She set up the Nightingale Training School for Nurses in London. She wrote more than 13,000 letters and 200 books and pamphlets during her life.
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Florence Nightingale: An Introduction to Her Life and Family

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889207046

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 2434

Florence Nightingale: An Introduction to Her Life and Family introduces the Collected Works by giving an overview of Nightingale’s life and the faith that guided it and by outlining the main social reform concerns on which she worked from her “call to service’’ at age sixteen to old age. This volume reports correspondence (selected from the thousands of surviving letters) with her mother, father and sister and a wide extended family. There is material on Nightingale’s “domestic arrangements,’’ from recipes, cat care and relations with servants to her contributions to charities, church and social reform causes. Much new and original material comes to light, and a remarkably different portrait of Nightingale, one with a more nuanced view of her family relationships, emerges. The Series In the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale all the surviving writing of Florence Nightingale will be published, much of it for the first time. Known as the heroine of the Crimean War and the major founder of the modern profession of nursing, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) will be revealed also as a scholar, theorist and social reformer of enormous scope and importance. Original material has been obtained from over 150 archives and private collections worldwide. This abundance of material will be reflected in the series, revealing a significant amount of new material on her philosophy, theology and personal spiritual journey, as well as on her vision of a public health care system, her activism to achieve the difficult early steps of nursing for the sick poor in workhouse infirmaries and her views on health promotion and women’s control over midwifery. Nightingale’s more than forty years of work for public health in India, particularly in famine prevention and for broader social reform, will be reported in detail. The Collected Works of Florence Nightingale demonstrates Nightingale’s astute use of the political process and reports on her extensive correspondence with royalty, viceroys, cabinet ministers and international leaders, including such notables as Queen Victoria and W. E. Gladstone. Much new material on Nightingale’s family is reported, including some that will challenge her standard portrayal in the secondary literature. Sixteen printed volumes are scheduled and will record her enormous and largely unpublished correspondence, previously published books, articles and pamphlets, many of which have long been out of print. There will be full publication in electronic form, permitting readers to easily pursue their particular interests. Extensive databases, notably a chronology and a names index, will also be published in electronic form, again permitting convenient access to persons interested not only in Nightingale but in other figures of the time.
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Florence Nightingale

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

Author: Florence Nightingale,Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889204691

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1096

View: 7711

This chart adapts Nightingale's pioneering area charts (comparing preventible with non-preventible deaths) to a new issue: climate change. The areas of the wedges and the numbers beside them represent carbon dioxide emissions plus equivalent measures for the other greenhouse gases, measured in megatonnes. The angle represents the total population, the radius per capita emissions. Thus it is easy to see that emissions by China are high (because of its large population) but per capita are much lower than for the United States, Canada and Europe (see their long radii). Emissions data (2006) from the Energy Information Administration, population (2007) from the Population Reference Bureau. Chart prepared by Lynn McDonald and Patricia Warwick. Front cover image: This iconic composite portrait was painted by Jerry Barrett, reproduced courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery. The scene is fictional, depicting people who served in different places and at different times in the war. This modified clock chart uses the same data as in the classic two area charts (back cover). The wedges represent mortality, measured from the centre: blue for preventible diseases, grey-brown for other diseases and pink for wounds.
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'I Have Done My Duty'

Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War, 1854-56

Author: Florence Nightingale,Sue Goldie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719019609

Category: Crimean War, 1853-1856

Page: 326

View: 9031

Posted in Crimean War, 1853-1856

Florence Nightingale

Godś Servant at the Battlefield

Author: David R. Collins

Publisher: Mott Media (MI)

ISBN: 9780880621267

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 151

View: 4144

A biography of the well-to-do woman who defied social convention in order to establish nursing as a respectable career for women and bring about reforms in hospital conditions and nursing care.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Notes on Nursing

What it Is, and what it is Not

Author: Florence Nightingale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Care of the sick

Page: 79

View: 2697

Outspoken writings by the founder of modern nursing record fundamentals in the needs of the sick that must be provided in all nursing. Covers such timeless topics as ventilation, noise, food, more.
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Florence Nightingale

A Photo-Illustrated Biography

Author: Lucile Davis

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736802055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1856

A biography of the nurse and women's rights advocate who spent her life trying to improve medical standards.
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Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554581702

Category: Medical

Page: 950

View: 8868

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.
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The Biography of Florence Nightingale

Author: Lytton Strachey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162558296X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 58

View: 4963

Florence Nightingale was a healer, a comforter, and a nurturer. But like all of us, she had a dark side. Because of her mystique and her charisma, she always got what she wanted. Seldom did anyone really know her. They were drawn to her. They had to be with her. They admired her. At least one man literally worked himself to death for her. But they did not really know her. There is no doubt she was a force with which one had to attend. Denial of her passion and abilities generally led only to personal devastation! Now you can discover the darker side of Florence Nightingale.
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Florence Nightingale

Author: Stewart Ross

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 023754170X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8617

An introduction to a simple biography of the famous nurse, exploring both her working life and its heritage for nurses and hospitals today Children learn about the Crimean War, features of hospitals, and how and why people become famous in this comprehensive look at the life and works of Florence Nightingale. Using historical photographs, paintings, and a simple map, children can discover why Florence went to the Crimea and what changes she made there to help the soldiers for the better.
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A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590494373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 4701

Traces the life of the nineteenth-century English woman who followed her calling to work in hospitals and improve the conditions under which the sick were treated.
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Florence Nightingale in Egypt and Greece

Her Diary and "Visions"

Author: Florence Nightingale,Michael D. Calabria

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

View: 1889

A remarkable spiritual testimony, this complete transcription of Florence Nightingale's hitherto-unpublished diary (recorded during visits to Egypt and Greece in 1850) reveals the troubled period during which she finally realized that the answer to her call from God lay in service to humanity.
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Florence Nightingale: The Crimean War

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554582458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1096

View: 7371

Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale’s correspondence from the war hospitals and on the staggering amount of work she did post-war to ensure that the appalling death rate from disease (higher than that from bullets) did not recur. This volume contains much on Nightingale’s efforts to achieve real reforms. Her well-known, and relatively “sanitized”, evidence to the royal commission on the war is compared with her confidential, much franker, and very thorough Notes on the Health of the British Army, where the full horrors of disease and neglect are laid out, with the names of those responsible.
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The Life of Florence Nightingale

Author: Sir Edward Tyas Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military nursing

Page: N.A

View: 3436

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