The Worldwide Council of Nurses (ICN) has declared the – Nursing the World to Well being – for this 12 months’s theme – specializing in the true worth of nurses to the individuals of the world.
This 12 months’s celebrations can be additional particular as a result of the World Well being Group (WHO) has designated 2020 as The Yr of the Nurse and Midwife, and since will probably be the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s start. To mark the event, ICN is planning and coordinating a variety of actions all year long.
The theme for 2020, Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Well being, demonstrates how nurses are central to addressing a variety of well being challenges. It should encourage nurses and the general public to have fun the massive day, but in addition present data and sources that may assist to lift the profile of the occupation all year long and appeal to a brand new era into the nursing household.
The theme grow to be extra related this 12 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nightingale got here to prominence whereas serving as a supervisor of nurses educated by her through the Crimean Conflict, the place she organised the tending to wounded troopers. She gave nursing a extremely beneficial fame and have become an icon of Victorian tradition, particularly within the persona of “The Woman with the Lamp” making rounds of wounded troopers at night time.