"It’s the Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Why does it matter?"

When the World Health Organization designated 2020 — the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth — as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we were thrilled.
Of course, we at The DAISY Foundation are among the nursing profession's most ardent cheerleaders, so we think every year is the Year of the Nurse. But the focus the WHO is putting on nursing is important, not only to nurses and midwives and to others who work in healthcare, but also to those of us who are patients and family members.