Clovis Community College – N111 Nursing Intro
November 17, 2017
Florence Nightingale is known throughout the nursing community (Potter, Perry, Hall, & Stockert, 2017). Commonly known for founding modern nursing, Florence Nightingale developed the first theory of nursing (Potter, et al., 2017). Nightingale’s theory was for the patient’s environment, in which Nightingale encouraged nurses to manipulate (Potter, et al., 2017). She believed that nature would restore the health of a patient (Potter, et al., 2017). This would be through light, hygiene, ventilation, nutrition, and decreased noise (Potter, et al., 2017).
Nightingale studied the effects of environmental aspects with data collection and observation (Potter, et al., 2017). Her findings were that the environment and improved sanitary and hygiene conditions improved health status (Potter, et al., 2017). These observations were made during the time of the Crimean War (Potter, et al., 2017). The theory of environmental factors were to be for physical and for psychological and social (Loewen, Almeida, & Lima, 2017). The patients are to be treated as unique and individual, encouraging them to be clean in their environment (Loewen, et al., 2017).
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It emphasizes that the environment (hygiene and sanitization) will help the individual recover on their time frame (McDonald, 2014). Nurses are able to maintain safety from disease as well (McDonald, 2014). Nightingale gave a useful and an insightful contribution to the length patients are sick, the amount of those sick in hospitals, and nurses developing disease by greatly decreasing it (McDonald, 2014). Her methods and principles have evolved for the better, and remain the central theory to all other theories for nursing practice and knowledge (McDonald,