Notes on Nursing: what it is, and what it is not

D. Appleton, 1902 - 140 páginas

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Página 8 - It has been limited to signify little more than the administration of medicines and the application of poultices. It ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet — all at the least expense of vital power to the patient.
Página 61 - EVERY careful observer of the sick will agree in this, that thousands of patients are annually starved in the midst of plenty, from want of attention to the ways which alone make it possible for them to take food.
Página 9 - The very elements of what constitutes good nursing are as little understood for the well as for the sick. The same laws of health or of nursing — for they are in reality the same — obtain among the well as among the sick.
Página 43 - If it is a whispered conversation in the same room, then it is absolutely cruel ; for it is impossible that the patient's attention should not be involuntarily strained to hear. Walking on tip-toe, doing anything in the room very slowly, are injurious, for exactly the same reasons.
Página 17 - Another extraordinary fallacy is the dread of night air. What air can we breathe at night but night air? The choice is between pure night air from without and foul night air from within.
Página 127 - For the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine. BY L. EMMETT HOLT, AM, MD, Professor of Diseases of Children in the New York Polyclinic ; Attending Physician to the Babies...
Página 126 - COMBE. The Management of Infancy, Physiological and Moral. Intended chiefly for the Use of Parents. By ANDREW COMBE, MD REVISED AND EDITED By SIR JAMES CLARK, K.
Página 127 - ... old things have passed away, and all things have become new...
Página 36 - Apprehension, uncertainty, waiting, expectation, fear of surprise, do a patient more harm than any exertion. Remember, he is face to face with his enemy all the time, internally wrestling with him, having long imaginary conversations with him.
Página 119 - ... rights' of women, which urges women to do all that men do, including the medical and other professions, merely because men do it, and without regard to whether this is the best that women can do; and of the jargon which urges women to do nothing that men do, merely because they are women, and should be ' recalled to a sense of their duty as women...

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