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Topic 2: Discussion Question 1 How does knowledge of the foundations and history of nursing provide a context in which to understand current practice? Identify at least three trends in nursing practice from the "Nursing Timeline of Historical Events" media piece. How have these trends influenced your perspective of nursing practice? Coming from a construction family, whenever I hear the word foundation I always think about building. When you are building something, without a strong foundation and knowing what that foundation is your building will not stand for long and/or you will continue to repair the same cracks in the walls repeatedly. In nursing, we need to know the foundations and our history so we do not repeat the same mistakes and we know that we are standing on solid ground using evidence-based practices. Florence Nightingale’s work Notes on Nursing: What it is and What it is Not gives us a start to

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