Historical Figures Of Nursing Essay

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Historical Figures of
Nursing
PRESENTED TO: JUDITH FERNANDEZ
P R E S E N T E D B Y: S O P H I A TA F F E
D AT E : J U N E 2 4 , 2 0 1 4

Table of Contents
Introduction
Jeanne Mance
Lucy Osburn
Conclusion
Reference

Introduction
To understand the philosophy of nursing, one must know what nursing is and how it came about.
Nursing is the “prevention of illness and injury and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and population”(p.6, ANA, 2003)
Thanks to some historical figures that made it possible for us to continue this tradition of caring, training and mentoring. For my presentation, I am proud to elaborate on two spectacular historical figures: Jeanne Mance and Lucy Osburn

Jeanne Mance
 Born and baptized November 12, 1606 in Langres
 Second child of twelve siblings
 Experienced the Thirty Year War and became a

nurse
 Met Angelique de Bullion
 Set sail for New France

Jeanne Mance Cont.
 May 17, 1642, there was the founding of Montreal
 Organized the first temporary dispensary
 Threatened by Iroquois attacking
 In 1645, work began on the Hotel – Dieu
 Returned to France from 1658-1659

Jeanne Mance Cont.
 Escaped capture from Iroquois
 Planted gardens of medicinal plants
 Constant resource to the inhabitants of the city
 Worked in New France for more than 30yrs
 Oblivious to challenges
 Died June 18,1673

Jeanne Mance

Lucy Osburn
 Born April 1, 1836 in Leeds, England
 Well educated
 Loved nursing from childhood
 1866, attended Nightingale Training School
 Studied midwifery at King’s College Hospital

Lucy Osburn Cont.
 In 1858, Lucy was appointed lady superintendent
 Faced challenges at the infirmary
 Wrote letters to Miss Nightingale
 Trained 16 nurses within seven months
 Attacked in the Legislative Assembly
 Accused of bible-burning

Lucy Osburn Cont.
 Remained at the infirmary
 Faced another allegation in 1873
 Got an increase in pay
…