How does all this impact on my everyday role?

We have begun to explore a number of issues that we hope have started you thinking about public health and what being involved in public health may mean for your nursing practice.

Florence Nightingale was an influential nurse who recognised that nursing involved more than being just at the bedside caring for patients who were ill. Nursing has come a long way since the life of Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) but to what extent is her legacy as a public health campaigner and social reformer visible today in nursing?


Your task

Write a short, 200 word reflective summary on the following question and share with your peers:

How can I go upstream on the social determinants of health in my nursing practice, with reference to the ideas that have been covered this week?

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Could You Be the Next Florence Nightingale?

Coventry University