The volume makes a significant contribution to understanding nursing from the perspective of islamic society it also presents nursing in a broad social context while simultaneously presenting country specific examples through well written country vignettes from iraq lebanon malaysia saudi arabia and bangladesh. Nursing in islam jump to navigation jump to search in islam the first professional nurse in the history of islam is a woman named rufaidah bint saad like orphans and the disabled advocated for preventative care and even to have drafted the worlds first code of nursing ethics . The canadian army nursing sisters were among the first women in the world to win the right to vote in a federal election the military voters act of 1917 extended the vote to women in the service such as nursing sisters. Many centuries before florence nightingale this muslim woman introduced nursing to the arabic world in the west everyone knows florence nightingale in many ways the founder of modern nursing but many centuries earlier a woman named rufaida al aslamia introduced nursing to the muslim world. Women in nursing in islamic societies nancy h bryant this book covers a range of subjects related to women nursing and islam with insights provided by a diversity of authors each with their own relevant expertise
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