Florence Nightingale’s Legacy

Date / time: 7 July, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Florence Nightingale’s Legacy

Virtual event

RCN President Professor Anne Marie Rafferty co-edited Notes on Nightingale, a collection of essays about her life and legacy. Here, she talks about Nightingale as a celebrity in her own lifetime. Her image was of great appeal to the public and must have been a source of tremendous reassurance in a time of crisis.Two hundred years on from Nightingale’s birth, we’re facing new challenges.

What can we learn about the COVID-19 pandemic from Florence Nightingale’s legacy? And how does the history of nursing continue to shape views of the profession?

Please register to attend, and a link will be circulated in advance with instructions on how to join the talk. All tickets must be booked individually.

Event booking: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/lib-nightingales-legacy-amr-07072020

(Image credit: Florence Nightingale in 1906, Wellcome Collection)