|The Nightingale Society|
Report from Lynn McDonald, 10 October 2015
Ditching the heroes?
See the Guardian article by David Olusoga: “Black History Month needs a rethink: it’s time to ditch the heroes,” which briefly makes a point about Seacole and her comparison with Nightingale. Anyone can comment. Fill in some details.
Seacole Statue, former garden at St Thomas’ Hospital an eyesore
The Mayor of London’s office replied to our letter about the eyesore site of the proposed Seacole statue at St Thomas’. The size of the statue is not sufficient is not such as to involve the mayor’s office. No surprise. However, they know that there are people concerned about the statue of the “Pioneer Nurse” at St Thomas’.
Seacole article in Nursing Open
Is not easy to get an accurate article on Seacole published in a nursing journal. Peer review process? How about sending out an article on Galileo to the Inquisition for review? However, this one is now published. Feel free to send it out to anyone you think might be interested: “Mary Seacole and claims of evidence-based practice and global influence” in Nursing Open, September 2015.
Next meeting date
Put it in your planner:
- For international planning for the Nightingale Bicentenary
March 14 2016 10:00 a.m.
Royal Statistical Society, London
(This will permit people at the Commonwealth Nurses’ and Midwives Association to attend, and get to the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in the afternoon.)
- March 15 2016 10:00 a.m.
Royal Statistical Society
for U.K. planning on the Nightingale Bicentenary