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Author Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910, author.

Title Florence Nightingale and hospital reform / Lynn McDonald, editor
Published Waterloo, Ontario, Canada : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2012]


Description 1 online resource (989 pages)
Series Volume 16 of the Collected works of Florence Nightingale
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910. Collected works of Florence Nightingale ; v. 16
Contents Florence Nightingale : a précis of her life -- An introduction to volume 16 -- Key to editing -- Notes on hospitals -- Military hospitals : letters, notes, articles and reports -- Civil hospitals : letters and notes -- Appendix A : Biographical sketches
Summary This book demonstrates Nightingale's astute use of the political process and reports on her correspondence with royalty, viceroys, and leaders, including such notables as Queen Victoria and W. E. Gladstone. This book confirms Nightingale as a significant nineteenth-century scholar and illustrates how she integrated her scholarship with political activism. The volume includes her influential Notes on Hospitals, with its much-quoted musing on the need of a Hippocratic oath for hospitals - namely, that first they should do the sick no harm. Nightingale's anonymous articles on hospital design are printed here also, as are later encyclopedia entries on hospitals. Correspondence with architects, engineers, doctors, philanthropists, local notables, and politicians is included. The results of these letters, some with detailed critiques of hospital plans, can be seen initially in the great British examples of the new "pavilion" design - at St. Thomas', London (a civil hospital), at the Herbert Hospital (military), and later at many hospitals throughout the UK and internationally. Nightingale's insistence on keeping good statistics to track rates of mortality and hospital stays, and on using them to compare hospitals, can be seen as good advice for the contemporary era, given the new versions of "hospital-acquired infections" she sought to combat
Notes This, the final volume of the series, contains material that permits an overview of a central concern of Nightingale's working life: hospital reform. Subjects range from her early work on army hospitals and her far larger output on civil hospitals to her use of statistics and other research on the health of the population at large--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
SUBJECT Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910
Subject Hospital buildings -- Great Britain -- Design and construction -- History -- 19th century
Public hospitals -- Great Britain -- Design and construction -- History -- 19th century
Military hospitals -- Great Britain -- Design and construction -- History -- 19th century
Nurses -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Health care reform -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Hospitals
Crimean War, 1853-1856 -- Influence
Hospital Design and Construction -- history
Hospitals, Military -- history
Cross Infection -- prevention & control
Health Care Reform -- history
Crimean War -- epidemiology
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Public, Commercial & Industrial.
Health care reform
Hospital buildings -- Design and construction
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Military hospitals -- Design and construction
Nurses -- Health and hygiene
SUBJECT Great Britian
Subject Great Britain
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author McDonald, Lynn, 1940- editor.
LC no. cn2012904266
ISBN 9781554588848