Our lives are full of things that are so simple yet necessary for everyone, nonetheless we usually forget about them. This is bad and it’s even worse when we talk about people whose importance is generally underestimated. This is the reason why today I am writing about the International Nurses’ Week, which will culminate the 12th May, the day of birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered as the founder of modern nursing. If you can spend a couple of minutes thinking about how different – I’d rather say impossible – healthcare would be without this professionals, you will understand for sure the meaningfulness of this celebration.
One of the most active organizations this week is Partners In Health, an organization active worldwide to bring the benefits of modern medical science to the most in need countries, serving as “an antidote to despair”. The organization is now promoting throughout the Internet a series of posters that explain the importance that nurses have in their project, the benefits of their work as well as how the average opinion still poorly considers these health workers.
“Nurses shoulder more than their share of care for the sick in poverty-stricken communities around the world, but they're underpaid, under-supported and undervalued. We believe all nurses deserve the education, compensation, and empowerment that will enable them to provide the best care to their patients.” If we consider the work of nurses as well as the conditions they usually have to work in, we understand that these people chose this job mainly because they’d followed their own vocation than for the expectation of some particular repayments. Therefore, we should be deeply grateful to this army of health workers that daily take care of our and our loved ones’ health.