Nightingale Research Foundation

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The Nightingale Research Foundation is a Canadian non-profit research organization dedicated to the study and treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and related illnesses. It was founded in 1988 and has Canadian charitable registration #0810341-11. The foundation was named in honor of Florence Nightingale who, despite being bedridden for most of her life, continued to learn more about disease, to improve medical education, and to publish over 200 books, reports and articles on medical matters. According to the foundation's website, "we called our foundation Nightingale since many sufferers of M.E. and CFS typify the courage and dedication of Florence Nightingale and continue to live their lives under enormous disabilities."[1]

Notable people[edit | edit source]

Activities[edit | edit source]

  • In-depth patient evaluation to formulate a database of longitudinal case studies
  • Development of diagnostic protocols based on the database of case studies
  • Publications to educate medical professionals, including publishing the novel finding of an increased rate of thyroid malignancy
  • Presentations to conferences, collaborate with researchers
  • Organization of the First World Symposium on M.E. at Cambridge University

Funding[edit | edit source]

According to the foundation, it is structured to operate with minimal overhead and operating costs, and its fundraising approach is goal-oriented. Over the years, each of its various projects has been supported by separate fundraising campaigns. Most funding in the early years came from business and philanthropic organizations. Since 2000, its activities have been largely funded by patients and supporters.[1]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About | Nightingale Research Foundation". website-1. Retrieved January 31, 2020.