Henderson, Virginia

Henderson, Virginia

(hĕn′dĕr-sŏn)
A U.S. nursing educator, 1897–1996, who developed a definition of nursing that was adopted by the International Council of Nurses.

Henderson's definition of nursing

A definition, adopted by the International Council of Nurses, stating that the unique function of the nurse is to help sick or well individuals to perform activities that contribute to health, recovery, or a peaceful death.