Notes on nursing what it is and what it is not by florence nightingale new york d appleton and company 1860 first american edition preface the following notes are by no means intended as a rule of thought by which nurses can teach themselves to nurse still less as a manual to teach nurses to nurse they are meant simply to give hints for . Notes on nursing would be an excellent choice this book introduces holistic health home health alternative therapies health prevention and maintenance the role of women in nursing and in everyday life nursing administration leadership communications skills mind body and body mind relationships. Notes on nursing what it is and what it is not is a book first published by florence nightingale in 1859 a 76 page volume with 3 page appendix published by harrison of pall mall it was intended to give hints on nursing to those entrusted with the health of others. Florence nightingales notes on nursing is the first textbook for modern nursing ever written based on nightingales experiences nursing during the crimean war and written for laypeople and professionals of the time alike it is a practical guide to sickroom management on issues ranging from diet to ventilation. Notes on nursing published in 1860 by florence nightingale 1820 1910 is the most famous publication in the history of nursing defining nursing as helping the patient to live nightingale introduced the modern standards of training and esprit de corps and early grasped the idea that diseases are not separate entities which must exist like cats and dogs but altered conditions
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