12 𝗱𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗼, 𝗗í 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝗮 𝗘𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿í𝗮
The international nursing day It is celebrated on May 12 in commemoration of the birth of Florence Nightingale , considered the mother of modern nursing.
Between 1853 and 1856 the so-called Crimean War took place, in which the Russian Empire faced off against a coalition of countries that included the United Kingdom, England and the Ottoman Empire. During the conflict many soldiers were injured and died because there was no one to treat them. At that time, a nurse named Florence Nightingale volunteered to go to the battlefield to care for wounded soldiers and save lives. He established himself at the Barrack Hospital, Scutari, and from there reformed the nursing and medical care services.
Florence became well known for her extraordinary humanitarian work and her crusade to advance public health measures around the world, she was even called the lantern goddess. After the conflict ended, in 1860, Florence created a nursing school, which achieved great fame and gave many nurses to the world. Two years after her death, in 1912, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) established May 12 (Florence's birth day) as International Nursing Day.
In the United States and Canada they go a step further and celebrate a whole National Nursing Week, from May 6 to 12. Officially signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1974, National Nursing Week is a celebration of all that nurses do to help keep the citizens of the United States healthy.
On this day, the Florence Nightingale Medals are awarded in recognition of the most outstanding nurses and nurses in their profession. In addition, many health educational materials are prepared.
The importance of recognizing the work of nursing professionals
The day of the nurse and the nurse is a way of recognizing their work throughout the world. On May 12, the day of the nurse and the nurse, they represent a tribute to their work, to everything that these professionals do for us on a daily basis.
It is true that the origin of Nursing Day is related to the humanitarian work that this group carried out in war conflicts, but today, their work continues to be essential for millions of people around the world. International Nursing Day is celebrated every year to thank the work that these professionals do in all sectors of health.