STEPHI DILEEP - WINNER OF IND COMPETITION, NEW DELHI
THE GLOBAL RESEARCH NURSES' NETWORK COLLABORATED WITH R&R HOSPITAL (Military Nursing Service Delhi Cantt.) TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL NURSES' DAY ON 12TH MAY 2014.
Joby George, on behalf of the Global Research Nurses' network, invited student nurses to participate in an Essay writing competition on the theme 'WHY IS INTERNATIONAL NURSES' DAY IMPORTANT?' R & R Hospital was the first ever institute from India to collaborate with GRN, and take part in the IND event for student nurses.
We received 21 entries, the winning entry came from Stephi Dileep, here is her essay
WHY NURSES DAY IS IMPORTANT???
Characters who are considered to be the heart of a hospital…. Persons who fill the communication gap between a medical professional and a client….. one who take care of a patient holistically day and night….. is it not necessary to celebrate a day of theirs In remembrance of the legends of that professional field….. Motivating new blossoms to reach up to the dreams of their ancestors???
Yes! It’s very important….. On this day, nurses conducts a small educative session about the life of Florence Nightingale, whom they fondly remembers as the pioneer of their profession so as to enrich the knowledge of the new professionals how Nightingale worked day and night tirelessly to serve the mankind….how she started education for deaconesses…. The way her devotion has brought down the death rate from 42% to 2% during Crimean war.... The way she initiated nursing in Army….The way her hard work has made NURSING A PROFESSION
All these enlighten the mind of newer generation of this profession and they will be able to appreciate the various degrees of change that has come into existence. Earlier the education given to them was not adequate due to which they remained as the assistants to doctors but now the scenario has changed….. the education rendered to them is quite enough to become professionals. Earlier they used manual methods but now they stepped on to electronics which has lessened their hard work….this creates a proud in their own personality that they are really a force of change that has brought much betterments in the field of patient care. She understands the importance of her role starting from the moment she receives a patient till she make him/her reach up to the rehabilitative stage….
This day also helps to profess to the students the changes in the nursing field that this century has witnessed. Especially in the knowledge imparted to them….facilities provided to them…. and the productivity demanded from them….on virtue of all these, they have shown their excellence in the field of community health, research etc… and the facts to be appreciated is that….OUR NURSES HAVE NOT LEFT THE BASICS BEHIND WHEN THEY MOVED ON TO COMPREHENSIVE. This can be seen in a ward scenario where a nurse administers infusions and do documentation and at the same time she do bed making and renders mouth care. Due to all these, the view of common people about nursing took a great turn…. Earlier those who had got nothing else to do, only they came to nursing but now we have PEOPLE JOINING NURSING WITH A REAL PASSION TO SERVE MANKIND…..
Programs organized on this day sing the vitality of this profession and this is the only way the nurses can be reminded how important the work they are doing every moment…is. It makes them understand that TO BE A NURSE IS A CALL FROM GOD as Nightingale has also got a call from God and she came out to serve mankind and serving mankind, she has turned into a profession. It makes them understand, each good thing you do to a patient, makes their way closer to God….
12th MAY every year is celebrated as International Nurses day… while the Nightingale pledge the nurses take on that day…. Knowingly or unknowingly…. Their hearts also recite as did the Nightingales - “My Mind Is Absorbed with the Sufferings Of Mankind…. I Can Hardly See Anything Else” and that’s the reason why the international Nurses Day is Important……