nightingalism

nightingalism

[nī′ting·gā′lizəm]
an ideology emphasizing self-sacrifice on the part of a nurse whose primary concern is the welfare of the patient, with minimum personal attention to the needs of the nurse. See also Nightingale, Florence.
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Manifestation of the existing ambivalence within the profession has been most noticeable in the recent surge in literature aimed at debunking the supposed Nightingalism, which purportedly exists, and is thwarting professional advancement (Buchanan, 1999).