I’m an ex-convict.
I have AIDS.
I’m a prostitute.
I have mental illness.
I aborted my baby.
I’m a teenage mom.
I’m a victim of gang rape.
I am a drug user.
I’m an alcoholic.
I am a beggar.
I have cancer.
I have a contagious disease.
But the nurse said,
“I’ll take care of you”.
Because no matter who, what, how, you are… We still care, we don’t discriminate.
International Nursing Week is Monday, May 6, to Sunday, May 12, 2019.
The theme is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All .
It was developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) .
According to ICN, A Voice to Lead reflects the fact that “every nurse has a story and every story has the potential to improve the health system and enable individuals and communities to achieve their highest attainable standard of health.
From these insights comes the power for change”.
Health for All means “not just the availability of health services, but a complete state of physical and mental health that enables a person to lead a socially and economically productive life”.
Nurses & midwives are the backbone of every health system. We do such more than deliver care; their strong connection to local communities gives them enormous influence.
But too often, we are undervalued and overlooked – treated as second-class citizens of the health sector.
As Nurses, I want to remind us, no matter what we are going through at our various capacity.. Always
Remember our purpose
Remember our promise
Remember the reason
And be absolutely, undeniably, unequivocally amazing. Just as we are and were meant to be.
Becoming a nurse is one of the most selfless acts a person can undertake in a society of so many different races, cultures, customs, and belief.
Nurses are a universal gift to all, and the dedicated work that they do and kindness they deliver on a daily basis should serve as a reminder of the fundamental humanity inside us all.
To all nurses out there, the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
When treating our patients, it is important to treat them as a whole, not just the hole inside them.
Happy international nurses’ week.
Nursing!! My calling, my passion, my life, my world. It is who i am!!