Nurse Qualities1730 by Bv1j4K


									This book was written in 1730 by an
English doctor, Thomas Fuller. He lists
fifteen qualities that a nurse needed.
Read each one and try to put it in your
own words.
Click over the statement to see a
modern version. Click over it again to
make the modern text disappear

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                                             drinking attention.
                                             without or
                                             her own may change
                                           how they drugs and treatments

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   Nursing in 1730 – some tasks
1. The list is taken from Dr Fuller’s pages about treating
   smallpox. Are any of the qualities particularly linked to
   caring for smallpox victims?
2. Who do you think would use a list like this?
3. Arrange the fifteen qualities in what you think would be
   a sensible order of importance. Be ready to give
   reasons. (You can make a set of cards from one of the next two screens).
4. What inferences (sensible guesses) can you make from
   this list about the duties of a nurse in 1730?
5. How might the list be different if it were to be updated
   for use today?
6. Give some reasons why the list would be different
Is not too young or too old - and copes with
                                               Very hygienic, so that all the ointments
the tiredness that comes with her work.
                                               and bandages she applies are done
Is fit and well and has no mood-swings,
dizziness or coughs                            Is calm and keeps the patients as
                                               relaxed and happy as she can.
Alert and able to concentrate no matter
how long the illness lasts
                                               Is happy and pleasant, always looking on
                                               the bright side, never getting grumpy,
Has very good hearing and is ready to          sad or anxious.
respond as soon as the patient calls

                                               Always takes care and pays attention
Is calm and peaceful, talks softly (but        whether it is night or day.
not very much) and walks quietly.
                                               Is steady and sensible, and does not go
Has good eyesight and can see the              to extremes in eating, drinking or
“spots” - their colour, what they are like,    smoking.
how they grow and how they may change
                                               Keeps closely to the doctor’s orders,
Is light and lively when moving around and     and is not so proud of her ability that
doing the work                                 she gives the patient her own drugs and

Is very practical and finds the best way
to carry out the tasks without being           Has no children or other people who
clumsy or noisy                                depend on her and need her attention.
                      Teacher guidance
•   Students could use this resource when studying continuity and change in eg
     –   Treatments of smallpox eg as a case study in medicine
     –   Nursing
     –   Communicating medical ideas
•   The tasks can be done independently or in a classroom context. It is recommended
    that activities involve discussion and purposeful talk before written responses are
    produced, but the tasks could be tackled as homework and then responses shared in
    class discussion.
•   The task in Slide 1 develops the skill of comprehension of sources. (Another way of
    tackling this without the use of a computer would be to get students to pair the
    old/new versions of the fifteen qualities if two sets of cards are produced.)
•   The tasks shown in slide 2 develop skills/understanding of
     –   Locating, selecting and deploying relevant evidence in sources;
     –   Understanding the source in its context
     –   Analysis, critical thinking and use of supporting argument
     –   Inference
     –   Change and continuity
     –   Causation
•   Further activities can be devised using the cards eg to decide which qualities are
    concerned with physical / personal gifts and which of these matter most in nursing
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