Professionals are those who do their best even when they do not feel like it

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“Ingenuity and perseverance (and these really constitute the good nurse) might save more lives than we wot of.” Florence Nightingale For us who nurse, our Nursing is a thing, which, unless in it we are making progress every year, every month, every week, take my word for it, we are going back. Florence Nightingale. ‘Let whoever is In-charge keep this simple question in her head (not how can I always…

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Nursing is 90% observation

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There is, unquestionably, physiognomy of disease. Let the nurse learn it” Florence Nightingale But if you cannot get the habit of observation one way or another you had better give up being a nurse, for it is not your calling, however kind and anxious you may be.” Florence Nightingale. Keen Observation in Nursing – In dwelling upon the vital importance of sound observation, it must never be lost sight of…

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Nursing in nurturing

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Florence believed: To nurse was also to hold a hand, to look with love; to be there for the dying. For at least half of her twenty one months in Turkey and Crimea, Nightingale spent as many hours a day as she could on individual patient care. “Nightingale was famous among the medical staff for appearing when least expected and most needed.” Osborne: “Her nerve is wonderful; I have been…

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Management Skills

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Management Skills Scutari was lacking in the most basic elements needed to good nursing, but Florence Nightingale organized care and got practical things implemented fast. Nightingale embarked on a vigorous campaign to wash the men, feed them regular, digestible, nutritious food and give them clean clothes, clean sheets and blankets and reasonably comfortable beds. “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick…

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Leadership is action

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Leadership is action, not position Donald H. Mc Gannan. Life doesn’t require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience. Harold Ruopp In her letters to Herbert, Florence allowed her anger and frustration to show – but on the wards, Florence Nightingale remained calm, cordial and polite whatever the provocation, and was famous among her nurses for never raising her voice….

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Nothing can be accomplished until you begin

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“Nothing can be accomplished until you begin” Ira Hayes In pursuit of knowledge Florence Nightingale was remorseless. She was brilliant, she was focused, she was competitive, and she identified learning, correctly, as an avenue of power. “Every addition to true knowledge is an addition to human power” Horace Mann

j – nurses corner

j – nurses corner

“WE CANNOT DIRECT THE WIND — BUT WE CAN ADJUST THE SAILS”. “Florence Nightingale faced gender related frustrations but on the wards remained calm, quiet and polite (whatever the provocation) she never raised her voice and acted discreetly according to the situation.” “’Be just and fear not.” Willian Shakespeare. 146

Integrity

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Integrity – There is no legacy as rich as integrity “It is said that she did an enormous amount of work which big and strong men were unable to do. She used to work nearly twenty hours, day and night. When the women working under her went to sleep, she, lamp in hand, went out alone at midnight to the patient’s bed-side, comforted them, and herself gave them whatever food…

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A heart that cares is a happy heart.

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THE HEAD CANNOT REACH HIGHER THAN DOES THE HEART ORISON SWETT MARDEN. Advice to Nursing Students 1873 “The honour does not lie in putting on Nursing like your uniform. Honour lies in loving perfection, consistency, and in working hard for it: in being ready to work patiently; ready to say not “How clever I am” but “I am not yet worthy; and I will live to deserve to be called…

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Goodness is the only investment that never fails

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“Goodness is the only investment that never fails”. “Gentle Caring – When the wounded and sick were brought to the hospital – She would mobilize her nurses to wash the men, feed them regular, digestible, nutritious food, and gave them clean clothes, clean sheets and blankets and reasonably comfortable beds. ”. “Gentle Presence – “What a comfort to see her pass. She would speak to one, nod and smile to…

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