Nursing Week: May 11-17
Louis Brier Home and Hospital and Weinberg Residence is proud to recognize our dedicated nurses who provide the highest quality care to our residents. To be a nurse is to be a leader, a mover and a shaker, coordinator and the connector of the evolving health care system, who lifts expectations, and challenges the status quo daily.The Nursing week is on May 11-17 to celebrate the nursing profession. This year is extra special because it marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the founder of modern nursing. It is also taking place during an unprecedented time as we are experiencing and living through the challenges of Covid-19.
Florence Nightingale is most famously noted for being ‘the lady with the lamp’ and her contributions with providing care to the sick during the Crimean war. She was also a brilliant statistician who used diagrams, most notably the polar area diagram, to demonstrate the urgent need to change practices in military hospitals (Tunstall, 2016). One major impact she has had in shaping today’s healthcare is her philosophy of cleanliness and sanitation in order to prevent infection in hospitalized patients.
This year’s theme is “A Voice to Lead, Nursing the World to Health” and it could not be truer during this challenging time. The theme reflects the fact that every individual nurse has a story that has the potential to improve the health-care system. It highlights how nurses have a profound impact on our communities by improving health outcomes and ensuring all Canadians receive appropriate care.
On Behalf of Louis Brier Home and Hospital and Weinberg Residence, our residents and families, we would like to wish you a Happy Nurse’s Week!