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Transcript of Florence Nightingale
By Megan Missien
Who is she?
Florence Nightingale was a nurse in many
wars including the Crimean War. She was gay but she was more discriminated by being a women than being gay.
Florence was born on May 12th, 1820 in Florence, Italy. Growing up women were stereotypically married, housewives and didn't enroll in any careers. The only thing wrong was Florence was no ordinary women, she was a tom girl with a passion for nursing. Her parents didn't approve of her wanting to become a nurse.
Education and work
Ms.Nightingale started out right away at
Kaiserworth, a German school and hospital. This gave her an opportunity to separate from her parents.
Who she's know as
In October 1854, Nightingale
organized a party of 38 nurses for service in the Crimean war. They helped treat wounded soldiers. By 1856 she was known as “The Lady with the Lamp.”
In 1857, she fought to reform the
entire system of Military Health, Efficiency and Hospital Administration of the British Army. She used the data from the war to prove that the new system is needed to the military. In five years her effort accomplish a reconstruction of the administrative structure of the War Office.
How she helped other women
She had arrangements for civilian
institutions, in her Notes on Hospitals, in 1859. The next year she presided over the founding of the Nightingale School for the training of nurses at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London. This gave more women, like Nightingale who have a passion for nursing, an opportunity.
Florence Nightingale never really recovered from
the physical strain of the Crimean War. After 1861 she was housebound and bedridden. She died on August 13, 1910. She gave up 49 years of her life to a bed and that has paid off. Would she ever take it back? That would be my question to her
The lesson of her story
I think that the discrimination against
Florence helped her achieve her goals. She used something awful and created something amazing that she should be proud of. In the future, if I am ever being judge by someone, I’ll sit down and tell them the story of Florence Nightingale.
Thank you for watching.
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