Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Theory SHARON ANDES JENNIFER BIANK NICOLE JONES AUDREY DIMUNA
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) Mother of Modern Nursing Author of Notes on Nursing: What it is, What it is not. First Nursing Theorist Also known as “The Lady with the Lamp”
Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Theory Written by Nightingale in the late 1800’s Stated that the environmental factors surrounding the patient impacted their care far beyond what medicine could. Nightingale believed that the right environment could heal patients faster. This then lead to her investigating how sanitary conditions could help or hurt patient care. Her research was used to decreased mortality rates from 42.7 percent to 2 percent in 3 months ("15 Heroic Facts About," 2015).
Environmental Theory – Nightingale’s Canons: Major Concepts Ventilation and warming Light, Noise Cleanliness of rooms/walls Health of houses Bed and bedding Personal cleanliness Variety Chattering hopes and advices Taking food. What food?
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