Florence Nightingale was far more of a politician than a nurse. Her actual active nursing taking up far less time than the many years of lobbying and campaigning which followed.
She opposed the professionalisation of nurses and refused to believe that contagious bacterium caused diseases like Typhoid which were rife among the soldiers in the military hospitals, like the one she worked in Scutari during the Crimean war. Her hospital was in actual fact sited over a sewer, she believed that some illnesses were caused by miasma or bad air.
Mary Seacole was on the other hand, at total odds to this. She was in the firing line despite her advancing middle age tending to the dead and dying where they lay.
The fact that Mary Seacole was so overlooked is a testament to the racism and attitudes of the Victorian upper classes…and a tragedy.
Nursing, particularly nursing in the UK has been saddled with an outmoded model of part servitude part ‘angel’ ever since. In fact, international nurses day (May the 5th is on the anniversary of Flo’s birth).
Personally I’d far rather remember Mary Seacole. The RCN website or offices may be able to help you with further info?
2007-04-12 13:26:29 on I can’t take it anymore.
Report him to the police or social services if there are minors in these images-because that’s abuse.
If they are over the age of consent then you have some hard decisions to make about whether you want him around (and around your daughter). Although there’s a wide range of sexuality out there, all of us have our limits in terms of what we are prepared to accept. Bestiality (because animals can’t consent!) is likely to be one.
Obviously he’s got some issues in terms of the abuse he experienced as a child, his Tourette’s may affect his control but he needs to seek help with this at least.
It’s one thing knowing what to do but that won’t make it any easier for you, good luck and take care.