Florence Nightingale was a great admirer of our country. She deeply loved the Italian culture, as demonstrated by her repeated trips in our country and her knowledge of the language and the ancient Roman's culture. The analysis of her letters concerning her journeys in Italy are very interesting because you can find reviews, descriptions and confirmation of her involvement in our Risorgimento, in terms of shared values and support the cause. The correspondence gives an overview of feeling and actions that it shows a sense of justice and freedom, feelings that led to a real participation, although the economic and intellectual, to the cause of the Italians insurgents. The evolution of these values in her life paint a less known side of the thoughts of Florence Nightingale, founder of the nursing profession, but also advocate for universal human rights. Even in this case, she shows the strength of character that has marked much of her work, exposing herself in support of the Risorgimento.

Florence Nightingale e il Risorgimento : la trama del suo pensiero dall'epistolario, 1837-1872 = Florence Nightingale and the Risorgimento : her way of thinking through her correspondence, 1837- 1872 / A. La Torre, M. Lusignani. - In: PROFESSIONI INFERMIERISTICHE. - ISSN 0033-0205. - 65:1(2012), pp. 4-10.

Florence Nightingale e il Risorgimento : la trama del suo pensiero dall'epistolario, 1837-1872 = Florence Nightingale and the Risorgimento : her way of thinking through her correspondence, 1837- 1872

M. Lusignani
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2012

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Florence Nightingale was a great admirer of our country. She deeply loved the Italian culture, as demonstrated by her repeated trips in our country and her knowledge of the language and the ancient Roman's culture. The analysis of her letters concerning her journeys in Italy are very interesting because you can find reviews, descriptions and confirmation of her involvement in our Risorgimento, in terms of shared values and support the cause. The correspondence gives an overview of feeling and actions that it shows a sense of justice and freedom, feelings that led to a real participation, although the economic and intellectual, to the cause of the Italians insurgents. The evolution of these values in her life paint a less known side of the thoughts of Florence Nightingale, founder of the nursing profession, but also advocate for universal human rights. Even in this case, she shows the strength of character that has marked much of her work, exposing herself in support of the Risorgimento.
Florence Nightingale; nursing history; Risorgimento
Settore MED/45 - Scienze Infermieristiche Generali, Cliniche e Pediatriche
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