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.
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Rouse, John Rullan, Sylvia Ryder, Susan Scott, Richard Snaman, Nancy Timmons, Janis Travers, Linda Vasquez, Susan Willis, Rosemary Wlaschin, Diane Woolard, Patricia Young, and Phyllis Young, Virginia Department of Health; Judith Carroll and Sally Henderson, Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services; Elizabeth Petrilack, Medical College of Virginia; Frederick Barham III, John Beers, Ryan Davis, Laurie Richards, and Doug Saunders, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Stephanie Kordick, Joseph Reardon, and Joyce Reddington, North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources; Jay White, United States Navy; Nancy Haas, Shawn McDermott, Kevin O'Brien, and Charlotte Wilkins, U.S.