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Author McDonald, Lynn, 1940-

Title Florence Nightingale at first hand / Lynn McDonald

Publ Info Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  RT37.N5 M33 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 197 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents A quick sketch of Florence Nightingale's life
pt. 1. The making of Florence Nightingale. Faith and church -- Domestic arrangements, friends, the arts -- Illness and working style -- Companion animals and love of nature -- Last days, will and death
pt. 2. The social reformer. Science, law and probability -- Social class, government and politics -- Women and family -- Suggestions for thought
pt. 3. War. The Crimean War -- Nightingale's 'confidential report' -- War Office reform -- The Geneva Convention, the Franco-Prussian War and Militarism -- Militarism and the causes of war
pt. 4. Health care, nursing and midwifery. Nightingale's approach to health and healing -- The Nightingale system of nursing -- The influence of Nightingale nursing worldwide -- The evolution of nursing practice -- Midwifery training and maternity care -- District nursing
pt. 5. Workhouse infirmaries and hospitals. Workhouse infirmary reform -- Safer hospitals
pt. 6. India and Empire. Imperialism, racism and independence -- Famine -- Indian women
pt. 7. Nightingale's legacy
Note Also available in electronic format
LC subject Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910 -- Political and social views
Public health -- Great Britain
Social problems -- Great Britain
Women -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century
ISBN 9781554581917 (pbk.)