I a 1500 2000 word essay Florence Nightingale s Environment Theory covering 1 Description Environmental Theory 2 Historical Background Nightingale 3 Definition concept Person Health Nursing Environment Nightingale 4 How concept relate nursing practice 5 How concept relate nursing education I essay unpublished 4 peer reviewed references

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Health

With respect to nursing practice, Nightingale viewed health as the primary and shared goal between the patient and the professional. In other words, it would fall upon the practicing nurse to use every means including the will and emotional dedication of the patient in order to help bring about a positive remission of illness or injury. Accordingly, "Nightingale defined health as being well and using every power (resource) to the fullest extent in living life." (Tomey & Alligood, 77)

This would promote the notion in nursing education of nursing as being centered on the improvement of health prospects, life-expectancy and quality of life. Tomey & Alligood suggest that, in fact, the emergence of public health as a concept and through various agencies is a function of this idea that nurses are inherently responsible for improving the short and long-term health prospects of all potential patients.

Nursing

For Nightingale, the concept of nursing was taken less as a professional concept and more of one associated with the responsibility of human caring. It was her view that at some point in every individual's life, the time would come to provide care and promote health goals for a loved one. That Nightingale was able to extend this compassion to provide equal treatment to complete strangers in nursing practice is what makes her and others in her profession so remarkable.

Nightingale would also come from the position, as an educator, that a leader's work will be mirrored by the quality of work detectable in those under her charge. As she would philosophically contend, according to a compilation of her writings by Lynn McDonald (1998), the central goal of "education is to teach men not to know, but to do" (McDonald, 26). It was her belief that an effective nursing leader will be easily identified by the effectiveness and diligence shown by those whom she has educated. In the context of her nursing ambitions, this is demonstrated equally by the extent to which she was driven to direct and sweeping action as well as by her interest in orienting so many others to apply…[continue]



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