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Why do you think Florence Nightingale's parents did not want her to become a nurse?

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Florence Nightingale Sources A and B Why do you think Florence Nightingale's parents did not want her to become a nurse? Florence Nightingale's parents did not want her to become a nurse because they wanted her to follow the path of most upper class girls. They wanted to her to go to parties and meet a wealthy man. Her parents thought that nurses were rough women with little or no training at all. They thought that the idea of becoming a nurse was not good enough for Florence and wanted her to be like other upper class girls. The idea of becoming a nurse, especially when you are upper class was probably frowned upon at that time so Florence's parents did not want this. Source B How useful would a historian studying the history of nursing in the early nineteenth century find this source? Explain you answer. This source shows a drawing of a nurse sleeping in chair next to a sick person in bed. ...read more.

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She said this because the mortality rate of sick patients in a hospital is much higher than the mortality rate of those not in hospitals at all. This is a terrible thing. That is why she had to go straight to the point in her book to let people know what hospitals were like and to make sure that the public knew the truth about the bad conditions of hospitals, especially those in busy cities. She said it to get straight to the point of what was happening to hospitals and to let people know that something had to be done because the situation was getting out of hand. Source F 'This source shows that standards of nursing were improving.' Explain whether you agree with this statement. This source does show that standards of nursing were improving. Each statement shows that there is now a lot of discipline in hospitals compared to before. ...read more.

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All Sources 'Florence Nightingale made her most important contribution to nursing during the Crimean War.' How far do these sources support this view? Explain your answer. Most of the sources support the view that Florence Nightingale made her most important contribution to nursing during the Crimean War. The sources that support Florence Nightingale comment on her work in the Crimean War. During the war, Florence Nightingale made the most significant changes to military hospitals. This was how her career kicked off and how people heard of her. They had heard of her amazing work during the Crimean War and what she did to the hospitals and how she changed the hospitals from dirty places, which made people more ill into a clean and caring environment where people could be treated effectively. Florence Nightingale changed lots of hospitals during the war and considering she was alone in trying to make them better she did amazingly well. I think that Florence Nightingale did make her most important contribution to nursing during the Crimean War. ...read more.

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