Established a women’s medical school A. She was made fun of in medical school B. School was used to train certified Civil War nurses C. She was asked to do the same in Europe that she did her in the United States D. Left infirmary and medical school for Emily to run E. Specializing in pediatrics and obstetrics F. Efforts helped the decrease of infant mortality rates G. Routine practices of today V. Conclusion Elizabeth Blackwell Changes the World There are now many women doctors all over America and the world. However, Elizabeth Blackwell paved the way for all the women doctors of today. She was very brave and never gave up.
Florence Nightingale, a strong and determined woman ahead of her time, was greatly influential in her life-long efforts toward making significant improvements in the medical field. To better understand how Florence Nightingale became instrumental in improving health standards and hospital conditions, it is important to understand her upbringing and where her interests began. She was born in Florence, Italy, on May 12, 1820 while her parents, who were from England, were vacationing (Gorrell 4-5). Since Nightingale’s father was well-educated and wanted the same for his daughter, she was homeschooled by private tutors and studied history, math, and several languages (Gill 93-97). Little did her father know that one day Nightingale would find a career as a nurse helping to save the lives of soldiers during the dangerous Crimean War in 1853 (Gorrell 14-17).
It is impossible to recount the history of female physicians without mentioning Elizabeth Blackwell. Besides for being the first woman with a medical degree, Elizabeth was a major advocate for the acceptance and education of female physicians in the United States and in England. This source titled The Influence of Women in the Profession of Medicine is the address given by Elizabeth to the students of the London School of Medicine for Women in 1890. Blackwell’s intent with this address is to motivate the medical students, define the importance of the female role within medicine, and to emphasize the spiritual aspect of medicine. Blackwell masterfully employs many methods to motivate the women receiving the address to pursue medicine.
After Nightingale came back to England from the Crimean War, she published two books, Notes on Hospital (1859) and Notes on Nursing (1859). With the support of wealthy friends and John Delane at The Times, Nightingale was able to raise £59,000 to improve the quality of nursing. In 1860, she used this money to found the Nightingale School & Home for Nurses at St. Thomas's Hospital. She also became involved in the training of nurses for employment in the workhouses that had been established as a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act. This was a critical long term contribution to medicine as it helped professionalise nursing which was once associated with working class women.
She wrote a book about her experience called "Notes on Nursing" which became very popular in America. (3) Physicians and prominent members of volunteer relief groups in United States noted the success of the British Sanitary Commission and Florence Nightingale. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female physician in America saw the war "as a challenge to practitioners on medicine, sanitation and
Who had the greater impact on nursing in the Crimean War- Florence Nightingale or Mary Seacole? Even though I believe that Mary Seacole is the better nurse and she helped more soldiers, I think that Florence Nightingale had a bigger impact on nursing because for one, she did run a big team of nurses in a hospital and set up a nursing school after the war but two, Mary Seacole had no way of impacting nurses because she was bankrupted after the war and she worked on the front line. Florence Nightingale had formal nurse training and went to help the soldiers in the Crimean war because she was invited to head the nursing staff there through the influence of powerful friends: Sidney Herbert (secretary at war at the beginning of the Crimean conflict) and his wife Elizabeth. Nightingale was to be accompanied by a team of 38 nurses who were picked by a committee who was careful to keep a religious balance among the volunteer nurses. On the other side of the world, Mary Seacole learnt about nursing from her mother which was informal unlike Florence Nightingales training.
With all that said (even if she didn't deserve that credit she got and it would be better used elsewhere in Mary Seacole) she still had a huge influence on nursing and future improvements via Nightingale training school for nurses. Source 4 describes Nightingale as a 'ministering angel' whom filled every fellows face with gratitude with the sight of her. However this source is from the times newspaper who would later be the main force behind the Nightingale fund (as well as already funding her scheme) and the writer would undoubtedly be William Russell (the first journalist to report on war time) who was an avid supporter of Nightingale meaning that the source may have been influenced by this causing it to become corrupt. Although true and supported by almost all reports that she worked with extreme devotion and dedication as well as being known as 'the lady with the lamp' through this dedication in serving the soldiers nearly 24/7, the source does not refer to her improvements of medical care, only how Nightingale influenced the soldiers mentally. Source 5 much like source 4 supports Nightingale.
Partially I agree that it was largely a result of the work of Florence Nightingale that medical care for British soldiers improved during the war. Her reforms of care which she bought to Scutarri with a team of trained nurses improved medical care greatly, for example within a few hours of being allowed to work the hospital was scrubbed, supplies started coming in from Sidney Herbert, beds were raised and the hospital became more sanitary and Florence used the funding from the Times newspaper to buy food. At night Nightingale walked the wards with a Turkish lantern caring for the wounded earning her famous name ‘The lady with the lamp’. Within months the death rate had decreased catastrophically. However, there were other nurses who updated medical care of British soldiers and War always meant that medicine is forced to be improved by all of the medical units.
According to White, K. R. (2014) “Nurse were the original servant leaders—at the patient’s beside and in communities- and now they are perfectly positioned to take their experience with leadership to a heightened level. In the new world order, nurses have moved from the background to the boardroom, and they have been put in the spotlight to lead transformation of quality healthcare.” (pg.27). White describes how far nursing leaders have come and play an important role on the healthcare team. In their personal experienced they understand what it takes to be a bedside nurse and a second opinion to the physicians. Nursing Leaders They spend their time in areas such as human resources, business planning, quality reporting, information management, and report writing.
We have the mothering instinct that makes it easier for us to interact with families when they are grieving. The article from Vinnie Rontondaro (2011) which focused on the founder of Funeral Divas, Muneerah Warner. She is the founder of a social group for women funeral directors. She managed to put together a social network can get together to unwind since being a funeral Director is a stressful job. Woman who are funeral directors are a natural especially because in the early 1860’s most funerals would take place in the home.