1. History of Development
2. The beliefs it is based upon
3. Important contributors, or practitioners
Here is some background information that should help you get started on this topic:
It has been said that nursing is concerned with health while medicine focuses on cure and that there is a functional difference between care and healing. Nursing has its own issues, problems, and principles, and they're quite different from those of medicine. Nursing emphasizes the preservation and restoration of health to persons, while medicine resembles more of an illness oriented profession. It empasizes the treatment and prevention of disease, injury and deformity through sophisticated surgical, biochemical and technological interventions. Further, nursing has a major preoccupation to compassionately aid individuals to adapt to chronic illness and diminished capacity.