Educational Status of Nursing C. 2

Educational Status of Nursing C. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...for brief periods, but sustained work is out of the question. The student under these conditions not only loses the valuable knowledge which should illuminate every step of her work, but is liable through fatigue to misunderstand or misinterpret the instruction designed to afford her a safe basis upon which to build correct practical procedures. The direct effect of this is an immediate loss to the student; the indirect effect is a steady loss of interest in that part of her work which she can not by any possible effort find time and strength to handle satisfactorily. The importance of the practical side of her work is highly emphasized, that of the theory is minimized and belittled. It is not surprising that student nurses in training schools should eventually grow to exalt the practical above everything. It is the logical and inevitable result of the daily lessons taught them of the relative importance of the two factors in their education. Another aspect of these long hours, and one of extreme importance, is their bearing upon the health of student nurses. Included in the special questionnaire on hours of work were questions on the average number of days of illness per student, the nature and causes of such illnesses. The replies received did not lend themselves readily to ordinary methods of tabulation, but as far as could be gathered the illnesses of students were due to one or more of the following causes.. Overcrowded wards, overcrowded and unsanitary nurses' homes, overwork due to shortage of pupils, fatigue, exposure, overheating, poor food, not enough outdoor life, too little play, epidemics--these all figured as being in some measure contributory to the illnesses of students recorded in the various institutions. Of interest more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924983
  • 9781236924988