International Nurses Day 2021: Nurses are a living example of service sentiment!  Why should we celebrate International Nurses Day on 12 May?

International Nurses Day
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The role of a nurse is between a doctor and a patient. The doctor is able to cure the patient’s disease only when the nurse reduces his pain with his affectionate touch of the patient. The nurse never performs her work from a professional perspective, she performs her work with true service, dedication and affection, she has emotional connection with the patient. While serving a serious patient, he never has any feeling of disgust or untouchability towards the patient. Today, when the whole world is suffering from a dangerous infection like Kovid, only a nurse serves Kovid patient most closely, regardless of himself. While sending the patient home after getting healthy, the most happiness is seen on his face only. Every year on 12 May we celebrate International Nurses Day to honor this service sentiment of nurses and to appreciate their work. Let us know why International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12, and what is the basic purpose of celebrating it.

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In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland, an officer in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, proposed to President Dwight D Eisenhower to celebrate ‘Nurses Day’. At that time this proposal was not approved, but in 1965, this day was celebrated with great pomp by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Finally, in January 1974, the President was officially announced to celebrate May 12 as ‘International Nurses Day’. On May 12, because Florence Nightingale was born on this day, who is considered the founder of modern nursing. Significantly, from 8 May 1998, the celebrations of National Student Nurses Day started in India as well. Also Read: Ramazan Eid 2021: Thousands of Eid Happiness! Learn why this festival is celebrated!

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Introducing Florence Nightingale!

Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May 1820. She is known as the founding philosopher of modern nursing. She is also popularly known as ‘Lady with the Lamp’. Florence Nightingale was a British nurse, statistician and social reformer, the founding philosopher of modern nursing. During the Crimean War, he was put in charge of nursing British and soldiers in Turkey. She served and cared for the patients injured in the war all night. It is said that in search of soldiers injured in the war, she used to roam around with a lamp in her hand, hence she got the title of ‘Lady with the lamp’. With his untiring efforts, the Nightingale School of Nursing was started in 1860 at St Thomas Hospital in London for the first time. Training camps for midwives and nurses were started here.

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How is it celebrated?

A candle lamp service is held every year on 12 May in Westminster Abbey, London. This candle lamp is handed from one nurse to another nurse, the fact behind this is that this knowledge is passed from one nurse to another nurse. In fact, Florence Nightingale was buried in St. Margaret’s Church, a huge ceremony is held in this church to commemorate her birthday. In the US and Canada, it is celebrated as National Nursing Week throughout the week. In Australia too, this day is organized in different ways. Health care services are performed internationally this week. Educational seminar, various community programs, debates, debates etc. are organized on this occasion. On this day, the nurses working in hospitals and clinics give flowers and flowers and a dinner is organized for them. In this program, they are honored by doctors, administrators and patients.


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