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In hospitals, GP surgeries, health centres, care homes, schools and prisons, nurses do an amazing job.
There when people need them the most, nurses are the superheroes of the medical profession. Many are highly qualified and skilled medical professionals providing vital clinical support to doctors and consultants. With their caring, their compassion and their nurturing skills, it’s no surprise that many people describe nurses as ‘angels’.
Today marks International Nurses’ Day in recognition of the important work nurses do throughout the world and the vital role they play making people feel better, more comfortable, listened to and treated with respect as individuals.
Celebrated each year on the 12th of May, which is the most famous nurse in history, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, International Nurses Day is a global event launched in 1965 by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Its goal is to recognise and celebrate nurses’ invaluable work and the remarkable difference nurses make to people’s lives across the world.
This year, ICN has chosen the theme ‘Nurses: A voice to lead, achieving sustainable development goals.’ The campaign highlights nurses’ major contribution to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through:
The ICN makes the very valid point that if investment is not made in the nursing profession by governments; world leaders cannot and will not succeed.
As specialist personal injury solicitors, we meet clients every day that are indebted to the nurses that have helped and supported them, or a loved one, following an accident or during a serious illness.
We know only too well the lifeline nurses represent to patients and their families. Whether that’s administering medication, looking after personal care needs, offering advice, providing a much-needed psychological boost or just a shoulder to cry on or a reassuring presence at a difficult time.
That’s why we are raising a flag to celebrate the unsung heroes of the healthcare profession on International Nurses’ Day. A very big thank you to all those nurses working hard across the globe to make people’s lives better!
To find out more about International Nurses’ Day visit: www.icnvoicetolead.com.
You can also use the following hashtags on twitter: #IND2017 #nurseheroes #voicetolead.
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