Nursing Gender Stereotype
... Evolution of the Nursing Gender Stereotype Nurses have always been ified as a profession for women. Why Basically because as the mother ofall nurses, Florence Nightingale (1859, Preface), would put it:
"The following notes are by no means intended as a rule of thought by which nurses can teach themselves to nurse, still less as a manual to teach nurses to nurse. They are meant simply to give hints for thought, to women who have personal charge of the health of others. Every woman, or at least almost every woman, in England has, at one time or another of her life, charge of the personal health of somebody, whether child or invalid,-- in other words, every woman is a nurse."
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