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NARVAEZ-TRAVERSO, Alicia; MARTINEZ-GALIANO, Juan Miguel  and  PEREZ-MARTIN, Blanca. Revisiting Florence Nightingale from a gender perspective. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.4, pp.299-302. ISSN 1699-5988.

In 2010 we commemorated the centenary of the death of Florence Nightingale. By the time he lived the situation of women was difficult with an ideal of femininity which imposed the exclusion of women from public life and work, restricted to men, despite the social situation Nightingale was a leading figure among merit include the demonstration of the importance of other sciences, such as statistics, provided to monitor, learn and improve hospital care. Pioneered the collection, storage and use of information for analyzing and managing patient care; harbinger of a sustainable health and ubiquitous computing. Florence shaped a new profession for women drawn from centuries of ignorance and superstition.

Keywords : Florence Nightingale; Nursing; Gender Perspective.

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