Nurses Play a Crucial Role—as Always
Throughout history, the nursing profession has played major roles in stepping into times of crisis and providing care and innovation that has saved lives and reduced suffering. This brutal COVID-19 situation is no different.
And while nurses are our most valuable asset during this crisis, they are not exempt from experiencing unintended consequences such as accidental exposure to the virus or physical and psychological fatigue. Efforts are underway to ensure that all nurses have the proper personal protective equipment to care for patients while protecting themselves.
In addition, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has published a list of COVID-19 top priorities, a global call to action for fighting the coronavirus.
Even with the many advances in health care and technology, any progress in effectively combating the COVID-19 virus would cease to exist without the expert and compassionate care of nurses. Nurses will always be on the front lines caring for the world at large way beyond our current global pandemic.
Nursing’s presence is a real cause for celebration, both during and beyond the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.