We’ll keep it simple for Nurses Week 2020: Nurses are doing so much for so many.
CSL Behring’s Elyse Murphy, both a registered nurse and Associate Director of the Immunology Field Team, summed up the profession this way: “Nurses are committed and resilient. They will never give up and don’t end their day until what needs to get done is completed. It is an honor to work with the nurses on my team.”
Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization made 2020 “The Year of Nurse and the Midwife” and launched a campaign called “Nursing Now.” The campaign acknowledged an increasing need for nurses worldwide – an estimated 9 million more by 2030. The heroism of nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis further demonstrate how critical they are to modern health care and how well they satisfy the timeless need for a human connection, especially when we’re at our most vulnerable.
Here are three quotes in praise of nurses past, present and future:
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing: "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse."
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge: “Nurses are always there. You care for us from the earliest years. You look after us in our happiest and saddest times.”
WHO’s State of World’s Nursing 2020 report: Nurses are the backbone of any health system…Nurses are critical to deliver on the promise of ‘leaving no one behind.’”