Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef

 

Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse” is written by Catherine Reef.dThe genre of ‘Florence Nightingale’ is Geography and Cultures.Florence Nightingale is known as merciful, sympathetic and renowned nurse. But now the author Catherine tells us her true and complete story.

Florence Nightingale was born in 1820, in a very rich family. Her parents wanted that she will marry a suitable guy in time and look after her house and family. But Florence had some different ideas and thinking about life. She wanted to work which will take her near to God. So she started helping people and she chose nursing as the easiest way to serve needy people. Florence’s new and progressive concept of nursing jolted all perspectives of English society. The soldiers in the army, poverty stricken people going through in workhouse hospitals were benefited with her revolutionary approach to nursing.

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Florence is known as the Lady with the Lamp and she got this name during the Crimean War. It is her best known work she did. She spent almost two years with a group of nurses to improve ghastly and bloody conditions of patients. She even made rounds whole night carrying a lamp to visit patients. Her inspiring and energetic work extended after the war also and continued til she died.

Her modern methods in nursing turned into the defining standards in nursing and still used. Catherine’s precisely and careful researched biography accounts Nightingale’s extraordinary achievements.

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