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Nursing the World to Health | Celebrating International Nurses Day

Celebrate International Nurses Day

Nurses are the silent caregivers of our society who work in the shadows and heal people every day. The people who take up this profession can be considered as the true heroes of our society, today more so than ever, who take care of ailing people and help them get back on their feet. Nurses have made valuable contributions to mankind throughout history and are still continuing with the good and hard work, amid the Covid_19 crisis. All over the world, International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12 to appreciate their contribution.

Caravia Beach Hotel wants to commemorate this special day as the wellbeing of the silver generation is of great significance to our company’s core values.

Caravia Beach Hotel is proudly owned by a charity foundation, the Captain Fanourakis Foundation, that cares for the elderly on the islands of Kos of Halki.

The Captain Fanourakis Foundation

The owner of Caravia Beach Hotel, the late Socrate Fanourakis, was also concerned with the development of his hometown, the island of Chalki, and with this in mind, in 2011 he founded, the Captain Fanourakis Foundation, in memory of his late brother, a WW2 hero, with the purpose caring for the elderly of both islands.

The mission of Captain "Fanourakis" Foundation is to support the silver generations of the islands of Kos and Halki. The Foundation, in its effort to create a stable care program for the elderly residents and those in need on both islands, is happy to collaborate with its nursing staff on a day to day basis in order to provide them with care and attention they deserve.

The contribution that our nurses make to the local communities not only supports the foundations cause, but is invaluable and denotes why it is important to appreciate their efforts.

Nursing the World to Health

The theme for 2020, Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health, demonstrates how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges. It will inspire nurses and make the public aware of their contribution in healthcare and health management.

Historically, as well as today, nurses are at the forefront of fighting epidemics and pandemics - providing high quality and respectful treatment and care.

They are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital.

Nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers, yet there is an urgent shortage of nurses worldwide with 5.9 million more nurses still needed, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

The Covid-19 pandemic is a stark reminder of the vital role nurses play. Without nurses and other health workers, we will not win the battle against outbreaks, we will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or universal health coverage.

History of the event

The International Council of Nurses has coined and celebrated this day since 1965. Though Dorothy Sutherland proposed to President Eisenhower in 1953 to introduce a day for celebrating and appreciating all those unsung souls working as nurses, the plea was rejected. It was much later in 1965 when the day actually came into existence to celebrate and remember the precious contributions that nurses make to society.

In some countries like the USA, National Nurses Day is celebrated on May 6th, which signals the beginning of a National Nurses Week that ends on May 12th - coinciding with the birthday of the "Lady with the Lamp" - Florence Nightingale.

Ways to say "thank you"

Throughout the world, nurses continue to rescue people in distress and nurse them back to health. If you happen to know someone who is a nurse, it is time to say thank you to that person. Though the modern day image of the nurses has evolved quite a lot and has become closer to that of a health care worker, the core values still remain the same.

If you have ever been to a hospital, where you were taken care of by the nurse, you can show your appreciation by sending a card on the Nurses Day. To appreciate the effort and dedication of the person who had nursed you back to the pink of health, you can select a card with a fitting message that conveys your heartfelt feelings. In case you know something about the preferences of this nurse, you may even send some gift baskets to express your gratitude.

Time to recognize the efforts of nurses

Nurses Day is a way to make people understand how important this profession is in maintaining the fabric of this society. All of us need to be more vocal in our support for the people in this profession, and this particular day happens to be the best time of the year to go about it. Quite a few organizations throughout the world try to protect the rights of people in the nursing profession and aims to give them a better work environment.

So, let us pledge our unanimous support to all these wonderful people and pay our gratitude to these bright souls. Every single "thank you note" might bring a smile to someone who was there for you in the hour of need. Go ahead and make this Nurses Day successful




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