Salute to all our clinicians during National Nurses Week: May 6-12
Each year, National Nurses Week falls between May 6 and May 12, the latter date recognizing the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year’s theme focuses on 2015’s designation as the year of ethics, and in particular for nurses, how they provide ethical and quality care.
Nurses play a critical role in ensuring the delivery of superior health care to patients, families, and society in general. As such, they must uphold the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice. For the first time in 14 years, the Code of Ethics for Nurses has been revised to ensure that it applies to modern clinical practice, advancements in quality, and the many transformations in health care.
At NVNA and Hospice, our nurses are consistently challenged with the changing environment of patient care. What was once managed in hospital settings is now at the forefront of home care. Our nurses must participate in ongoing education and training to stay current and advanced in best clinical practices.
This approach to clinical care is also the blueprint for all our clinicians: physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, nutritionists and chaplain. We at NVNA and Hospice salute all of our clinicians during this week and thank them for their continued dedication and commitment to bringing the best of care into the homes of our patients and members of our communities.