Today is World Health Day, a day to celebrate all nurses and midwives. 2020 is also the WHO International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Every day is a day when we should celebrate those who care for the health of others – ever more so during these days.
Each nurse and midwife face the frontline of a nation’s – a world’s – worry over the response to COVID-19. If they are anything like my sister (a nurse, just retired), they face it with calm, assurance, skill, and a dry humour rather than a dry cough.
The Gestalt view that the ‘whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ is true for many things but, the one – the one nurse, the one midwife – has an immediate impact to the health and wellbeing of the one to whom they offer care.
I’m sure there is one nurse or midwife you will know either personally or through friends. Reach out to one, and show your appreciation of the many.
(Featured Image: World Health Organisation)