International Nurses Day 2021 Seeks To Set A Roadmap For Future Of Nursing

International Nurses Day 2021 Seeks To Set A Roadmap For Future Of Nursing

International Nurses Day 2021 looks at the challenges nursing faces and how the profession will transform the future course of healthcare
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International Nurses Day 2021 Seeks To Set A Roadmap For Future Of NursingInternational Nurses Day 2021 theme is, Nurses: A voice to lead - A vision for future healthcare
Highlights
  • International Nurses Day marks birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale
  • Florence Nightingale is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing
  • The day honours the contributions made by nurses in the society

New Delhi: International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 every year to honour the contributions made by nurses in society. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) resources and evidence. The day also marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale – one of history’s most famous nurses, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern nursing. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) believes that it is important to show the world who nurses are, what they do, and why we should invest in this vital resource.

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ICN wants the voice of nursing to be heard around the globe, to spread the word about our great profession and how it contributes to the health of populations. As carers, healers, educators, leaders and advocates, nurses are fundamental to the provision of safe, accessible and affordable care, reads the aim of ICN.

Here are a few things to know about International Nurses Day and nurses, the frontline warriors in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Nurses Day 2021: History, Theme, And Significance

International Nurses Day has been celebrated by the International Council of Nurses since 1965. The theme this year is, ‘Nurses: A voice to lead – A vision for future healthcare’. This year the day aims to look back and reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on the health system and the nursing profession and how this will affect the future of healthcare.

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Who Is Florence Nightingale?

Born in 1820 in Italy, Florence Nightingale is regarded as the founder of modern nursing. She took care of wounded British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War. Her nightly rounds to look after her patients established her image as the “Lady with a lamp”. It was Florence Nightingale’s efforts to formalise nursing education that led to the establishment of the first scientifically based nursing school-the Nightingale School of Nursing, at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.

The Role Of Nurses During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the lives of healthcare workers who have been at the forefront of the fight for over a year now. As per ICN, now more than ever, health, economies and societies are heavily influenced by nurses who are on the frontlines battling COVID-19 whilst continuing to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare.

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As a result of COVID, health systems and healthcare are under enormous strain. However, in response to this pressure, healthcare is on the brink of large-scale disruption and innovation. As the largest provider of healthcare services, nurses are leading this revolution of the healthcare system. #IND2021, Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare, looks at the challenges nursing faces and how the profession will transform the next stage of healthcare, reads the statement on ICN’s website.

The Need To Protect Nurses And Promote Nursing: World View

1. One out of six of the world’s nurses are expected to retire in the next 10 years, meaning that 4.7 million new nurses will have to be educated.

2. International Council of Nurses estimates the COVID-19 effect added to the current shortage and ageing of the nursing workforce, could lead to a potential shortfall of up to 13 million nurses by 2030.

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3. The long term impacts of COVID-19 including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and long COVID are currently unknown but could be extremely significant, says ICN.

4. 90 per cent of National Nursing Associations (NNAs) are somewhat or extremely concerned that heavy workloads, insufficient resourcing, burnout and stress related to pandemic response are the drivers resulting in increased numbers of nurses who have left the profession and increased reported rates of intention to leave this year and when the pandemic is over.

Sustainable Development Goal 3

For all countries to reach Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being, WHO estimates that the world will need an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by the year 2030.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

17,91,56,496Cases
5,81,68,051Active
11,71,06,212Recovered
38,82,233Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,91,56,496 and 38,82,233 have died; 5,81,68,051 are active cases and 11,71,06,212 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 3:45 am.

India

3,00,28,709 50,848Cases
6,43,19419,327Active
2,89,94,855 68,817Recovered
3,90,660 1,358Deaths
In India, there are 3,00,28,709 confirmed cases including 3,90,660 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,43,194 and 2,89,94,855 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,87,521 8,470

1,26,468 1,055

57,42,258 9,043

1,18,795 482

Kerala

28,29,460 12,617

1,00,881 746

27,16,284 11,730

12,295 141

Karnataka

28,15,029 3,709

1,18,615 4,541

26,62,250 8,111

34,164 139

Tamil Nadu

24,36,819 6,895

56,886 4,443

23,48,353 11,144

31,580 194

Andhra Pradesh

18,57,352 4,169

53,880 4,260

17,91,056 8,376

12,416 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,04,678 202

3,910 253

16,78,486 397

22,282 58

West Bengal

14,85,438 1,852

22,508 232

14,45,493 2,037

17,437 47

Delhi

14,32,778 397

1,918 78

14,05,927 467

24,933 8

Chhattisgarh

9,91,653 482

8,007 557

9,70,244 1,032

13,402 7

Rajasthan

9,51,393 137

2,388 303

9,40,101 437

8,904 3

Odisha

8,83,490 2,957

30,859 1,240

8,48,960 4,159

3,671 38

Gujarat

8,22,620 135

5,159 480

8,07,424 612

10,037 3

Madhya Pradesh

7,89,415 65

1,707 273

7,78,902 318

8,806 20

Haryana

7,67,726 146

2,200 137

7,56,231 263

9,295 20

Bihar

7,20,207 268

2,811 206

7,07,833 468

9,563 6

Telangana

6,15,574 1,175

16,640 606

5,95,348 1,771

3,586 10

Punjab

5,93,063 405

5,968 509

5,71,207 880

15,888 34

Assam

4,88,179 2,869

32,975 350

4,50,924 2,482

4,280 37

Jharkhand

3,44,775 110

1,417 72

3,38,256 180

5,102 2

Uttarakhand

3,38,978 171

2,896 68

3,29,030 231

7,052 8

Jammu And Kashmir

3,12,584 428

7,181 578

3,01,134 999

4,269 7

Himachal Pradesh

2,00,791 188

2,276 132

1,95,062 315

3,453 5

Goa

1,64,957 303

2,920 146

1,59,029 438

3,008 11

Puducherry

1,15,364 284

3,214 150

1,10,423 433

1,727 1

Manipur

64,993 575

9,214 84

54,714 649

1,065 10

Tripura

63,140 395

3,747 163

58,735 554

658 4

Chandigarh

61,467 23

278 33

60,383 56

806

Meghalaya

45,976 421

4,273 77

40,915 341

788 3

Arunachal Pradesh

33,664 289

2,548 9

30,956 279

160 1

Nagaland

24,438 64

1,757 87

22,204 149

477 2

Ladakh

19,871 33

360 5

19,309 38

202

Sikkim

19,458 137

2,430 18

16,732 152

296 3

Mizoram

18,409 430

4,424 197

13,900 233

85

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,520 4

61 1

10,455 3

4

Lakshadweep

9,504 33

315 4

9,142 36

47 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,425 10

103 6

7,195 4

127

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