Nurses Week is set aside to recognize the dedication and achievements of the nursing profession. In 1985, The Canadian Minister of Health proclaimed the second week of May as National Nursing Week in Canada.
May 12th is significant, as it coincides with Florence Nightingale's birthday. She is best known around the world as the 'Lady with the Lamp' who nursed British soldiers during the Crimean War and turned nursing into a profession. But she was also much more than that.
She was an activist, social theorist and author whose advocacy to improve health and sanitation for British Army soldiers, and writings on hospital planning and organization laid the foundation for nursing's emphasis on social determinants of health today. Nightingale published more than 200 books, reports and pamphlets.
Nursing Week gives nurses the chance to celebrate the work they do to keep Nightingale's work alive, helping to keep people healthy, and care for them when they're ill.
To learn more about nursing in Ontario, check out the RNAO website.
May 12 Seminar for Nurses at Rouge Valley
HSH is proud to be the exclusive legal sponsor of this week's seminar for nurses, social workers, discharge planners at Rouge Valley Health System. The event will feature Dr. Lori Triano-Antidormi (psychologist and mother of the Boy Killed With the Golden Hair).
The seminar will be held at the Ajax Casino on Thursday. HSH Partner Renée Vinett, a former nurse herself, will be representing the firm.
Thank you baskets
Our business is helping those people who have been in accidents, so we often have contact with nurses. Our Nursing Week tradition is to send baskets of goodness to hospitals and rehab facilities across Southern Ontario. This year's baskets are tea themed with an Afternoon Tea cookbook, sweets to share at tea, as well as little items like HSH glow pens and screen cleaners with cloths, all for nurses to share in their ward. It is just a small gesture of our appreciation for the dedication they make to care for those who need it.
Take Your Own Moment to Give Thanks
A small thank you goes along way so take the time to thank the nurses who are caring for your loved ones. And while you catch up with your favorite medical show, take a moment to really appreciate what nurses do for us every day. You may also might like to check out this quick list of 5 things you might not know about the profession.