It is the unqualified result of all my experience with the sick that, second only to their need of fresh air, is their need of light; that, after a close room, what hurts them most is a dark room and that it is not only light but direct sunlight they want - Florence Nightingale


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History of Nursing- Things Every Nurse Should Know

The history of nursing dates back to Roman times, although for tens of thousands of years women have tended to the sick and injured in their tribes and communities.

In some societies medicine and shamans were assigned this role but the caring and nurturing role of women has long been a part of human history.

A Christian deaconess named Phoebe is mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Romans 16:1 as the first visiting nurse because of the expert home nursing care she provided.

Home care was typical in those times and it was not until nuns and monks began caring for the sick that the concept of hospitals began to take shape. Probably the best example of this is the convent…

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