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The Arts of Leadership$
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Keith Grint

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244898

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.001.0001

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Nursing the Media: Social Leadership in the Crimean and English Hospitals

Nursing the Media: Social Leadership in the Crimean and English Hospitals

(p.106) 4 Nursing the Media: Social Leadership in the Crimean and English Hospitals
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This chapter focuses on the social leaders of the nineteenth century in the particular garb of Florence Nightingale. Though she was only a leader of a relatively small and informal organization of nurses in the Crimea, Nightingale had an enormous influence on the public and the politicians in Britain and through her actions managed to lead the management of military hospitals in a radically different direction. However, when she returned to England, determined to set up hospitals for the army's soldiers and the nation's sick, she was markedly less successful. The chapter investigates what contributed to Nightingale's initial success and ultimate failure.

Keywords:   Florence Nightingale, Crimea, Britain, military hospitals, nurses

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