Notes On Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not
Author: Florence Nightingale
Editor/Foreword: Michele G. Kunz
Editor: Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.
This edition of Notes on Nursing is the first in history to be made into a nursing-student friendly edition with focus questions for each chapter, author quotes, and a full index that includes a glossary, word index, author bio, and additional sources for nurses – all designed to make reading and studying this book much easier and much more enjoyable. A modern nurse can learn more from Florence Nightingale with our edition than any edition published before in. While medical knowledge has significantly increased since Nightingale’s time, her common sense and wisdom still form a solid basis for caring for sick people today. Nightingale created higher standards for the nursing profession with this book. This helped transform nursing into the respectable profession we know today. Notes on Nursing continues to provide an excellent resource for nurses.
The foreword has a discussion about the book’s format and a discussion about the books subject.
These descriptive headings break the book down into manageable sections for reading and for discussion.
Key questions to prepare the reader for the concepts addressed in each chapter. A short list of questions is highlighted at the beginning of each chapter.
Medical and non-medical terminology used throughout the book are defined to help the reader better understand and learn more. Difficult and obscure words and terms are underlined throughout the text and defined in the glossary.
Important and interesting quotes from the author are highlighted in every chapter.
The reader will have no trouble finding any of the important subjects mentioned in the book.
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Extensive listing of the best books and websites related to the book’s topic are listed for further exploration.
From The Preface
The following notes are by no means intended as a rule of thought by which nurses can teach themselves to nurse, still less as a manual to teach nurses to nurse. They are meant simply to give hints for thought to women who have personal charge of the health of others.
Every woman, or at least almost every woman in England, has, at one time or another of her life, charge of the personal health of somebody, whether child or invalid – in other words, every woman is a nurse. Every day sanitary knowledge, or the knowledge of nursing – or in other words, of how to put the constitution in such a state as that it will have no disease, or that it can recover from disease, takes a higher place. It is recognized as the knowledge which every one ought to have – distinct from medical knowledge, which only a profession can have.
If, then, every woman must at some time or other of her life, become a nurse, i.e., have charge of somebody’s health, how immense and how valuable would be the produce of her united experience if every woman would think how to nurse. I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose I venture to give her some hints.
About The Author
Nightingale is considered the ‘mother of modern nursing’. She is most remembered as a pioneer of nursing and a reformer of hospital sanitation methods. She is also the first woman to receive the British Order of Merit. The school that she established became a model for modern nurse training. Notes on Nursing is regarded as nursing’s first textbook.
About The Editors
Michele and Joe have been on the front-line of teaching healthcare professionals in New York City and Long Island since 1984. They have built their medical training company into New York City’s and Long Island’s most sought after training company. Michele is also the Director of Nursing Resources and Research at one of New York’s best hospitals, and Joe has been building and managing the business and finding and creating new and better ways to reach out and help more healthcare professionals. Their Zombie Notes Study Charts are America’s best selling study guides of their type. Together, the Kunz’s have helped many thousands of medical professionals pass the certification exams. Now, they can help you be successful too.