Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj

Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj

Based on primary sources from both Britain and India, particularly her own correspondence and articles, this book tells Florence Nightingale’s story through her own words, whilst simultaneously placing it in the wider historical context.

Author: Jharna Gourlay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351936316

Category: History

Page: 320

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Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj presents in detail Nightingale's involvement with India and Indians, and shows how she progressed from being concerned with the narrow sphere of army sanitation to the socio-economic condition of the whole of India. Despite her interest in the country, Florence Nightingale never actually visited India, yet she still managed to instigate and inspire a number of sanitary and social reforms there. Starting in 1857 with army sanitation she had by the end of her involvement with India in 1896 shifted her attention to such social issues as village sanitation and female education. In between she was involved with the development of hospitals, irrigation, famine relief, the land tenure system in Bengal, urban sanitation, and female nursing. In Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj, Jharna Gourlay covers all these aspects of Florence Nightingale’s work, tracing her political involvement and her growing awareness of Indian problems, showing how she gradually moved from an imperialist position to one advocating power sharing with Indians. Her story is also one of how a private individual without official position, moreover a woman in a patriarchal society, could influence government policy and public opinion on matters of immense importance. Based on primary sources from both Britain and India, particularly her own correspondence and articles, this book tells Florence Nightingale’s story through her own words, whilst simultaneously placing it in the wider historical context. As such it will prove a fascinating and illuminating study for a wide range of scholars interested in nineteenth century imperialist, medical, gender and social history.
Categories: History

Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India

Florence Nightingale on Social Change in India

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale Lynn McDonald, rard Vall&#233. [8.] Lord Dufferin [1884-88]. ... 15 Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj 254-74. Through the second royal commission ''the ...

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889204959

Category: History

Page: 952

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This volume shows the shift of focus that occurred during Florence Nightingale's 40-plus years of work on public health in India. It documents her concrete proposals for self-government, especially at the municipal level, and the encouragement of leading Indian nationals themselves.
Categories: History

Nursing History Review Volume 14 2006

Nursing History Review  Volume 14  2006

Florence Nightingale on Public Health Care covers many nursing issues, some of which will be further addressed in upcoming ... Gourlay's Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj presents, in detail, Nightingale's involvement with ...

Author: Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826114990

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Nursing History Review, an annual peer-reviewed publication of the American Association for the History of Nursing, is a showcase for the most significant current research on nursing history. Regular sections include scholarly articles, over a dozen book reviews of the best publications on nursing and health care history that have appeared in the past year, and a section abstracting new doctoral dissertations on nursing history. Historians, researchers, and individuals fascinated with the rich field of nursing will find this an important resource.
Categories: Medical

Florence Nightingale At First Hand

Florence Nightingale At First Hand

'I have Done my Duty': Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War 1854–1856. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1987. Gourlay, Jharna. Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj. Aldershot Hants: Ashgate, 2003. Hardy, Gwen.

Author: Lynn McDonald

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441166715

Category: History

Page: 224

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Florence Nightingale is one of the most famous figures in modern history. Yet much of what we know of her emanates from unreliable second-hand accounts, and from a misreading of the primary sources. Florence Nightingale at First Hand by Lynn McDonald, editor of Nightingale's Collected Works, and the world's foremost Nightingale authority, aims to put this right. This is a book which reports what Florence Nightingale said and did, based on her writing, of which a massive amount survives, scattered in over two hundred archives throughout the world. Published to commemorate the centenary of Nightingale's death, McDonald's study presents a Florence Nightingale for the twenty-first century, as an author of great style and wit, a systems thinker and pioneering public health reformer - the heroine and nurse were only the start.
Categories: History

Maladies of Empire

Maladies of Empire

For an overview of how Nightingale's opinion of India evolved from an imperialist position to one of arguing for Indians to gain more power, see Jharna Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, ...

Author: Jim Downs

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674249882

Category: Science

Page: 320

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A sweeping global history that looks beyond European urban centers to show how slavery, colonialism, and war propelled the development of modern medicine. Most stories of medical progress come with ready-made heroes. John Snow traced the origins of London’s 1854 cholera outbreak to a water pump, leading to the birth of epidemiology. Florence Nightingale’s contributions to the care of soldiers in the Crimean War revolutionized medical hygiene, transforming hospitals from crucibles of infection to sanctuaries of recuperation. Yet histories of individual innovators ignore many key sources of medical knowledge, especially when it comes to the science of infectious disease. Reexamining the foundations of modern medicine, Jim Downs shows that the study of infectious disease depended crucially on the unrecognized contributions of nonconsenting subjects—conscripted soldiers, enslaved people, and subjects of empire. Plantations, slave ships, and battlefields were the laboratories in which physicians came to understand the spread of disease. Military doctors learned about the importance of air quality by monitoring Africans confined to the bottom of slave ships. Statisticians charted cholera outbreaks by surveilling Muslims in British-dominated territories returning from their annual pilgrimage. The field hospitals of the Crimean War and the US Civil War were carefully observed experiments in disease transmission. The scientific knowledge derived from discarding and exploiting human life is now the basis of our ability to protect humanity from epidemics. Boldly argued and eye-opening, Maladies of Empire gives a full account of the true price of medical progress.
Categories: Science

Notes on Nightingale

Notes on Nightingale

Jharna Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj (Burlington, Va.: Ashgate, 2003); Gérard Vallée, ed., Florence Nightingale on Health in India, in Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, ed. Lynn McDonald, vol.

Author: Sioban Nelson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801460241

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Florence Nightingale remains an inspiration to nurses around the world for her pioneering work treating wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War; authorship of Notes on Nursing, the foundational text for nursing practice; establishment of the world's first nursing school; and advocacy for the hygienic treatment of patients and sanitary design of hospitals. In Notes on Nightingale, nursing historians and scholars offer their valuable reflections on Nightingale and analysis of her role in the profession a century after her death on 13 August 1910 and 150 years since the Nightingale School of Nursing (now the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King's College, London) opened its doors to probationers at St Thomas' Hospital. There is a great deal of controversy about Nightingale—opinions about her life and work range from blind worship to blanket denunciation. The question of Nightingale and her place in nursing history and in contemporary nursing discourse is a topic of continuing interest for nursing students, teachers, and professional associations. This book offers new scholarship on Nightingale's work in the Crimea and the British colonies and her connection to the emerging science of statistics, as well as valuable reevaluations of her evolving legacy and the surrounding myths, symbolism, and misconceptions.
Categories: Medical

Segregation

Segregation

23 Jharna Gourlay, Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), 24–50. 24 Indian Army Commission, Report, 126–29; quotation from David Arnold, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in ...

Author: Carl H. Nightingale

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226379715

Category: History

Page: 538

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When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American South in the age of Jim Crow—two societies fundamentally premised on the concept of the separation of the races. But as Carl H. Nightingale shows us in this magisterial history, segregation is everywhere, deforming cities and societies worldwide. Starting with segregation’s ancient roots, and what the archaeological evidence reveals about humanity’s long-standing use of urban divisions to reinforce political and economic inequality, Nightingale then moves to the world of European colonialism. It was there, he shows, segregation based on color—and eventually on race—took hold; the British East India Company, for example, split Calcutta into “White Town” and “Black Town.” As we follow Nightingale’s story around the globe, we see that division replicated from Hong Kong to Nairobi, Baltimore to San Francisco, and more. The turn of the twentieth century saw the most aggressive segregation movements yet, as white communities almost everywhere set to rearranging whole cities along racial lines. Nightingale focuses closely on two striking examples: Johannesburg, with its state-sponsored separation, and Chicago, in which the goal of segregation was advanced by the more subtle methods of real estate markets and housing policy. For the first time ever, the majority of humans live in cities, and nearly all those cities bear the scars of segregation. This unprecedented, ambitious history lays bare our troubled past, and sets us on the path to imagining the better, more equal cities of the future.
Categories: History

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing Set

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing  Set

crosscultural strengths, 127–130 cultural contexts of health and illness, 132–133 Forster's therapeutic presence vs Navajo ... Nightingale and Her Era: A Collection of New Scholarship, 26 Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj, ...

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826130150

Category: Medical

Page: 218

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This is the first series to comprehensively address leading qualitative research designs and methods from a nursing perspective, and is a must-have for every research library. These are practical, how-to guides to conducting research using seven different qualitative designs that encompass new and traditional methodologies. Written by Dr. Mary de Chesnay, a noted qualitative research scholar, and contributing specialists in each of the qualitative methods, each of the seven books discusses the theoretical rationale for using a particular design, describes its components, and delineates a practical plan to conduct studies. Utilizing a practical, problem-solving approach, the books delineate appropriate methods, ethical considerations, critical issues, and potential pitfalls. Examples of published qualitative nursing research worldwide, along with author commentary, support the new researcher in making decisions and facing challenges. Case studies follow a template that includes a description of the study, data collection and analysis, and dissemination. Also included are techniques whereby researchers can ensure high standards of rigor, and an extensive bibliography and list of resources. The bookís practical point of view is geared to help novice researchers and specialists alike develop or expand their competencies, engage graduate faculty and students, and aid nursing research staff in larger hospitals and other healthcare institutions, as well as in-service educators and students. Key Features of this One-of-a-Kind Resource Library: Focuses on practical problem solving Reviews the philosophical basis for each qualitative design Disseminates the most current references in each design Provides a plan to conduct studies using the design and discusses appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges Showcases the research of international scholars Is peer reviewed by design and method experts
Categories: Medical

Nursing s Greatest Leaders

Nursing s Greatest Leaders

The life of Florence Nightingale: 1820–1861 (Vol. 1). London, UK: Macmillan. ... Nightingales: The extraordinary upbringing and curious life of Miss Florence Nightingale. ... Florence Nightingale and the health of the raj.

Author: Dr. David Anthony Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826130082

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Uniquely focuses on nursing history through the lens of leadership " This book is perfect for men and women who aspire to lead nursing and society into a better future. It will equally benefit undergraduate students enrolled in leadership courses, graduate students preparing for leadership roles, and nurses already established in leadership roles. [This book] deepened my love for nursing and reinforced why nursing is repeatedly ranked the most trusted profession." -Susan B. Hassmiller , PhD, RN, FAAN Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing Director, Campaign for Action With an emphasis on the qualities that have fostered strong nursing leadership, this book provides a unique perspective on the lives and achievements of the most revered nurses throughout history. It is comprised of biographies of many of nursing's most important activist agents of change, with a focus on those characteristics that enabled them to accomplish their goals and implement changes that improved nursing, health, healthcare, and society. These biographies examine the evolution of nursing and society around the globe and underscore the resourcefulness and political savvy these nurses used to meet the increasingly complex needs of society. Using Kouzes and Posner's five practices of exemplary leadership as a framework, the biographies demonstrate how the nurses used these processes to achieve their goals. Placed within the context and dynamics of each nurse leader's lifetimeóincluding gender roles, science and technology, religion, politics, and economics--each biography includes a personal history, timeline, accomplishments, anecdotes, and legacy. The book honors such well-known nurse leaders as Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, and Dorothea Dix, along with less well-known nurse leaders. By telling the stories of these prominent luminaries, the book showcases nursing's rich history and its influence on society. Ultimately fostering an understanding of the very nature of leadership, it provides a strong foundation and inspiration for nurses to lead nursing, healthcare, and society into a better future. Key Features: Focuses on nursing history through the lens of leadership Uses the framework of Kouzes and Posner's five practices of exemplary leadership to analyze the achievements of nurse luminaries Considers the lives of well-known and lesser-known figures in nursing history Focuses on leadership characteristics that enabled historic nurse leaders to implement important changes in global healthcare
Categories: Medical

Nursing Research Using Historical Methods

Nursing Research Using Historical Methods

D'Antonio, Patricia, 4–6, 50–51 Davis, Thadious, 31 Dineh (Navajo people), health care of background, ... 27 Florence Nightingale and Her Era: A Collection of New Scholarship, 26 Florence Nightingale and the Health of the Raj, ...

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826126184

Category: Medical

Page: 236

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This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of historical analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for both novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. Historical research is a qualitative research method that systematically examines past events from existing documents or other data, or by interviewing individuals who lived through those events, in order to understand the past. Written by a noted qualitative research scholar and contributing experts, the book describes the philosophical basis for conducting research using historical analysis and delivers an in-depth plan for applying its methodologies to a particular study, including appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges. It presents practical strategies for solving problems related to the conduct of research using the various forms of analysis and presents a rich array of case examples from published nursing research. These include author analyses to support readers in decision making regarding their own projects. The book provides a variety of examples of historical method studies, on topics such as mental health research, working with Navajo communities, World War II evacuation nursing, and many others. Focused on the needs of both novice researchers and specialists, it will be of value to health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains how to conduct nursing research using autobiography, biography, oral history, and document review Presents state-of-the-art designs and protocols Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical settings in the United States and internationally
Categories: Medical