“changing face of medicine.” She also wrote many informing publications such as, The Scientific Method In Biology, and the, Human Element in Sex. All that she had accomplished created a new chapter in medical history where women become apart of the healthcare professions.
Secondly, through all of the other nursing theorists that we learnt about in this course including Patricia Benner, Josephine Patterson, Loretta Zderad, Jean Watson, and
Florence Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing. Her contributions and influence not only to the nursing profession, but to the public health care system, is unparalleled. She was instrumental in establishing multiple processes and practices that are still in current practice. She has influenced many nursing theorist and prevailing theories during her career. Many of her changes continue to influence theory development today.
In this paper we will explore many different things that effect and have contributed to the profession of nursing including but not limited to different agencies, nursing theories, and historical figures that have impacted the nursing profession.
Dr. Watson has taught many nursing courses through the years as well as did research and wrote numerous books and articles. Most of her work since 2000 has been on her theory and philosophy of caring. She has traveled and lectured across the world, studying and lecturing on her
For over 40 years, Lillian D Wald revealed herself an extraordinary humanitarian. She fought for the rights of women, children, worker conditions, labor laws and civil rights; a true inspiration to activists alike. Most notably to health professionals, she is considered the founder of public health nursing and is given recognition for creating the phrase. Her journey began after witnessing first hand, the unfortunate living conditions of New York’s Lower East Side, which forever altered the course of her life.
In life one has to take risks in order to bring forth a vision to life. Through risk taking, Faye G. Abdellah achieved her inner most dreams which was furthering the science of nursing research. Faye was a pioneer nursing researcher that helped transform nursing theory, nursing care and nursing education. In 1960, she was influenced by the desire to promote patient-centered comprehensive nursing care. Abdellah described nursing as a service to individuals, to families and therefore to the society. She was a rebel from the start in her efforts to promote nursing. Through time, she learned to disguise her rebellious leadership methods under the title “politically correct.” Even when faced with setbacks Faye continued to persevere and thrive for change (Houser & Player, 2004).
Her main goal was to help and care for the wounded. During the battle, she and other nurses helped to establish a field hospital. Sadly, while helping those in need, she caught a bullet in her left ankle. Surprisingly, the raging pain from the bullet did not even stop her concentration towards helping others, but later on, to her dismay, she was forced to receive treatment for her wound.
Nursing as a profession is an incredibly varied field, with as many opinions on how and why as there are nurses. It is therefore incumbent on each nurse to determine what aspects of nursing research and history will influence her practice. This work is presented as a Professional Nursing Mission Statement for the author. In the following pages, the governing bodies, ethical code, professional traits, nursing theorist and theory, and historical figure that guide personal nursing practice are presented with scenarios demonstrating their effects. Providing the building blocks for an individual approach to nursing will result in a deeper understanding of practice.
She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1945 and as a Registered Nurse from Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in 1948 where she was an operating room nurse. She was employed for several years as an office nurse with Kane, Mollick and Banmiller Ob/GYN Associates in East Norriton and in private practice in home health care.
Eventually, she started working at Florida Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic medicine, where she enjoys teaching her students and caring for her patients. Currently she practiced medicine for more than 20 years. As a result, of her mother working as a nurse, it inspired her to be a doctor and get into
Florence Nightingale is recognized as the first nurse theorist. She described nursing as both an art and a science. She recommended adjusting the environment to improve the person’s health. Theory development began with
At the age of 10 she began school she couldn’t read or write it took her 18 months of hard work and determination to catch up to where her peers were at. She left school at 16 and worked as a nursing assistant she really enjoyed this work and went on to complete her RNs training and worked at the RNS and Manly hospitals.