“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” - Dag Hammarskjold
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), this year’s celebration is announced to be the Year of the Nurse and the Midwives.
Did you know that nurses outnumber the doctors by a 3 to 1 ratio? In this crucial time where the globe is under the plague of COVID-19, we have witnessed a true potential in all healthcare workers. Nurses have come out of the shadows and into the limelight all across the world!
Today, the whole world recognizes a group of professionals that are sometimes hidden behind the curtains. FYI, they do an astounding job apart from just being a doctor’s assistant. Yes, as obvious it may be, we’re talking about NURSES!
So, have we done our part in showing our appreciation to these frontlines? Don’t worry, it’s not too late yet!
#1 Shine Your Light
Source: The Star
According to The Star, International Nurses Day is being celebrated by shining an illuminating red light in Komtar, Penang. We Malaysians are being reminded of the significance of all the nurses in the country especially in their sacrifices and extra hours of service in treating COVID-19 patients. Hence, they are worth the salute.
Wherever you may be, join in the simple yet significant movement and shine your light today!
#2 Spread The Word
Even though they are under the world’s microscope now, let’s not forget to thank them for all their efforts before and after this monstrous pandemic. Social media is being flooded with an overflow of gratitude and thankfulness by the public showing their love and affection for nurses and midwives around the world.
Not to mention, we millennials are making use of this quarantine period to get creative in attracting the attention of others towards the awareness of International Nurses Day. Check out the memes and quotes below and share a laugh with your followers in this time of despair.
Dare to take a “Try Not to Smile” challenge?
As mentioned before, nurses are more than just a doctor’s assistant. Although we may say that we are aware of it, we also can be quite ignorant. Being one of the frontline heroes of the recent pandemic, each nurse has put on a huge weight of responsibility for the hospitals and the public.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate their contribution and their willingness to sacrifice their life on behalf of the community; to protect and nurse the world to health.
Even in the world of healthcare workers, there is still something similar all Malaysian employees have. Watch this episode of Surely Malaysians and get cracked up over the type of employees at the workplace.