International Nurses Day 2022: Theme, History, significance

On May 12, International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world in honour of the merits of nurses. Nurses’ Day is celebrated to celebrate Nurses who contribute their work to Society. International Nurses Day is to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the policy and future of political and technical discussions on health training and strengthened the general need to protect and invest in all health and preparedness professions. functions.

The theme of this year’s Nurses’ Day is “Nurses: A Voice for Leadership – Invest in Nursing and Respect Global Health Rights.”

Many hospitals around the world are hosting International Nurses Week from May 6 to 12. It organizes a number of events, including yoga and seminars.

Nurses work with patients on an individual basis and therefore gain a special understanding of their specific needs. They serve as a link between doctors and patients. Nurses follow a plan of care with medication and treatment, closely monitoring each patient.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses around the world worked tirelessly to prevent death, as did Nightingale. In India, nurses and other front-line workers have been recognized as “COVID soldiers” for their service during the greatest trials. However, the pandemic also highlighted the global shortage of nurses.

According to the International Council of Nurses, the shortage of nurses is a serious threat to public health and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. The organization also upholds the rights, safety and well-being of nurses.

History of International Nurses Day 2022

  • In 1953, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare official Dorothy Sutherland contacted US President Dwight.D.Elsenhower to celebrate “Nursing Day.”
  • Since 1965, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day.
  • Starting in January 1974, May 12 was officially declared “International Nurses Day”.
  • On this special day, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) distributed the Nurses Day kit to people to learn about the importance of nurses.

International Nurses Day 2022 Theme

  • Each year a theme will be assigned to learn about the importance of Nurses’ Day.
  • Also, the theme of International Nurses Day 2022 is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead: Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to Ensure Global Health”.

International Nurses Day 2022 – Importance

  • The National Nurses Association (NNA) plays an important role in promoting the importance of Nursing.
  • This pandemic situation teaches us the sacrifice and services of nurses.
  • In 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) adopted the policy called “Global Strategic Directions on Nursing and Midwifery 2021 – 2025”. This policy covers education, employment, leadership and provision of services.

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