Seen in this way, in modern terms, she lacked the talent to set herself apart. Work-life balance came not in question for her. So she was already serving. But was not submissive.
She took the reins in hand in the completely desolate hospital, where the wounded were only crammed into but not cared for: she brought order and organization to the hospital wards, and did not shy away from discussions with powerful men.
Florence Nightingale would probably have been pleased to see more and more caregivers doing the same today, albeit not in her historical proportions.
They criticize the situation, articulate their anger and don’t think: “It’s just a job.”