2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife!

The World Health Organization (WHO) hopes to strengthen Universal Health Coverage and in honor of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birth anniversary, has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.”

The WHO recognizes that nurses and midwives play some of the biggest roles in providing education to the community and patients in areas such as health promotion and disease prevention and are a critical part of the Universal Health Coverage campaign. The WHO also noted that nurses and midwives make up more than 50% of the health workforce.  As the vast majority of nurses are women, in strengthening nursing, they hope to improve gender equality and other benefits such as contributing to economic development (WHO, 2019).

We already know, according to the Gallup Poll [1] that 2019 was the 20th year that nurses were ranked the number one most trusted profession in the United States, and now 2020 will be the Year of the Nurse!

Dawn is proud to have been a clinically active nurse for 30 years. Her nursing experience enhances her role in life care planning and reviewing past medical bill reviews.

To read more about Year of the Nurse check out the WHO website by clicking here.

[1] https://voice.ons.org/advocacy/nurses-ranked-most-trusted-profession-in-2019