FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE : THE MAIDEN LADY

Department of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Suaka Insan

CONTEXT:The state of Nursing and the professional environment during Nightingale’s time.

The state of nursing and the professional environment in Nightingale’s time was divided into three periods according to the Video. It is before the Crimean war, during and after the Crimean war.

Before the Crimean war
Nursing was defined as a job, but not for the wealthy family. It was unusual for the wealthy family’s member to enter this job because it was not prestigious in their society. Video shows that Nightingale’s family member did not allow Florence to enter this job because of that reason.
The person who registers for nursing job is called a Nurse. The nurse will complete the basic education and follow order from other professions. Nurses did not have a clear job description. The basic activity for them was to serve the people; most of them were poor and did the severe activities. The…

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