Reflect on 19th and 20th century nurses and events discussed this week. Which nurse or event from that time period will best guide your current professional nursing practice? Why?
The nurse that will guide my practice is Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) (Judd & Sitzman, 2014). She was an advocate of mentally ill persons. She revolutionarily reformed the perception of mentally ill patients through her efforts which included creating the first mental hospital across the U.S and Europe. She started her social work career by opening schools and becoming a successful author. She was teaching prisoners when she noticed the horrible living conditions and treatments encountered by prisoners……..Click Icon below to purchase full tutorial at $5