The founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, earned the nickname “The Lady with the Lamp” from this report in The Times: She is a ‘ministering angel’ without any exaggeration in these hospitals, and as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor, every poor fellow’s face softens with gratitude at the sight of her. When all the medical officers have retired for the night and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds. (Cited in Cook, E. T. The Life of Florence Nightingale) Reading this account, I instantly recognize the nobility of nursing. The tireless efforts and commitment to patient care remain the same. But beyond its focus on patients, nursing is a dynamic profession – always innovating. In honor […]
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