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nursing defned

is a profession focused on individuals, families, and communities, to attain, recover, and maintain optimum health from birth to old age.

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nursing as a science

is the knowledge base for the care that is given

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nursing as an art

is the skilled application of that knowledge to help others achieve maximum health and quality of life

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theory of animism

attempted to explain the cause of mysterious changes in the bodily functions

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theory of animism

based on the belief that all things in nature was alive with viable forces and endowed with power.

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theory of animism

believed that all things had both spirit and soul

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theory of animism

led by the idea that love and caring for others were important, women called deaconesses made the first organized visit to sick people, and members of male religious orders gave nursing care and buried the dead

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Florence Nightengale

recognized the two components of nurisng: health and wellnes

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Florence Nightengale

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four aims of nursing

promote health, prevent illness, restore health, and to facilitate coping with disability and death