Chapter 1. Nursing Past & Present Chapter 1. Nursing Past & Present Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1. What is the most influential factor that has shaped the nursing profession? 1) Physicians need for handmaidens 2) Societal need for healthcare outside the home 3) Military demand for nurses in the field 4) Germ theory influence on sanitation ANS: 3 Throughout the centuries, stability of the government has been related to the success of the military to protect or extend its domain. As the survival and wellbeing of soldiers is critical, nurses provided healthcare to the sick and injured at the battle site. The physicians handmaiden was/is a nursing stereotype rather than an influence on nursing. Although there has been need for healthcare outside the home throughout history, this has more influence on the development of hospitals than on nursing; this need provided one more setting for nursing work. Germ theory and sanitation helped to improve healthcare but did not shape nursing....Show More
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