Florence Nightingale s Conceptual Model

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NIGHTINGALE’S ENVIRONMENTAL
THEORY

By Azeem Jan, Darlene Haddock, James
Gibson, Jennifer Hall, Marisela Felix, and
Melissa Dawley
Grand Canyon University
January 28, 2012

OVERVIEW OF NIGHTINGALE’S
THEORY
Florence Nightingale provided a framework for current nursing practice.
 Health is achieved when an individual makes appropriate and educated decisions.
 Illness is a negative reaction to a patient’s choices.  Key elements of nursing=clean environment, fresh air and water, warmth, quite and a healthy diet.
 Nurses are both educators and manipulators of the environment.


CONCEPTS OF NIGHTINGALE’S
THEORY
 Sanitation
 Light,

Theory

diet, cleanliness and efficient drainage

 Environmental
 Pure

 Three

Theory

water, pure air
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Home-health nurses can not only view the environment, but also have access to change it.
By helping to provide clean air and water, access to light and variety and having one on one time to educate the patient on hygiene, the home-health nurse can directly alter the patient’s wellbeing and view of the environment and
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