Today we will tell you today is national what day. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on May 12th, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.
International Nurses Day May 12
This is an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to improving the working conditions of nursing professionals. In fact, the arduousness of this profession, particularly in hospitals, is so untenable that many nurses leave the profession after a few years, thereby creating a real shortage for the patient, further aggravates working conditions.
Who is Florence Nightingale?
Florence Nightingale laid the foundation for the contemporary nursing profession. Her contributions are many: she was the first person to define that each patient has individual needs, the role of the nurse is to meet those needs, and she has taken into account the health-health dimensions of nursing. She made nursing a respected occupation by establishing a training, emphasizing the importance of continuing education, and distinguishing nursing from medicine. She believed that “good nursing practice does not grow on its own, it is the result of study, teaching, training, practice, which is finalized in a solid foundation that can be transferred to all environments, from of all patients.
During the International Nurses Day, the FSSS-CSN (Federation of Health and Social Services of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux), which represents nearly 100,000 union members of the health and social services network, hopes that a better organization of work in nursing will reduce the work overload and burn-out suffered by nurses, among others. These women make up more than a third of the health network’s workforce and work under difficult conditions due to labor shortages.