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Eduqas English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Women

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

Categories: KS4, WJEC Eduqas GCSE, WJEC Eduqas GCSE English Language 2015, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Assessment Pack, Component 2: Non-Fiction Reading & Transactional/Persuasive Writing Schemes

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Women

19th Century Extracts

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This extract from 1876 is Florence Nightingale’s letter to The Times on ‘Trained Nurses for the Sick Poor’

The beginning has been made, the first crusade has been fought and won, to bring real nursing, trained nursing to the bedsides of cases wanting real nursing among the London sick poor, in the only way in which real nurses can be so brought to the sick poor, and this by providing a real home within reach of their work for the nurses to live in – a home which gives what real family homes are supposed to give:- materially, a bedroom for each, dining and sitting rooms in common, all meals prepared and eaten in the home; morally, direction, support, sympathy in a common work, further training and instruction in it, proper rest and recreation, and a head of the home, who is also and pre-eminently trained and skilled head of the nursing.

Nursing requires the most undivided attention of anything I know, and all the health and strength both of mind and body. The very thing that we find in these poor sick is that they lose the feeling of what it is to be clean. The district nurse has to show them their room clean for once; in other words, to do it herself; to sweep and dust...


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