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Florence Nightingale’s Lasting Legacy for Healthcare

Download the special report on Florence’s Lasting Legacy for Healthcare

Florence Nightingale was born on this date in 1820, which is why National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week are always celebrated in May.

The Year 2020 was designated as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by the World Health Organization. But it did not turn out the way any of us anticipated that it would, did it? 

Around the world, nurses and their colleagues in caregiving have risen to the occasion in ways that would have made Florence proud. 

And while we all hope and pray that vaccines will be the light at the end of the covid tunnel, we all know there will be grave challenges still to come.

So please take time this week to pat yourselves and your colleagues on the back (better yet, give them a hug if everyone has been vaccinated) and recognize each other for the contributions, and the sacrifices, you’ve made over this past year.
Nurses Week is always celebrated in May in commemoration of the birth of Florence, the only rockstar in the history of healthcare (read the article “Florence’s Lasting Legacy” below to see why I say that). 

The commitment and compassion, and the toughness and resilience, that Florence possessed during the Crimean War has shined brightly in the work of caregivers who have been called upon to emulate that spirit in the current crisis. 
The Values Coach team joins you in grieving for the losses of the past year, praying for the end of the covid scourge in the current year, praising the strength, compassion and resourcefulness of those we have come to know as heroes, and wishing you the best in this month that is historically designated as a time to celebrate all the good done by our caregivers. Thank you!

Resources for Your Nurses Week

Florence’s Lasting Legacy
Florence Nightingale – the Lady with the Lamp – is well remembered as founder of the profession of nursing. But did you know that she was also architect of the modern hospital and first effective advocate for the health of soldiers and veterans? This special article describes aspects of Florence’s legacy that you and your colleagues probably don’t know about.

The Gratitude Symposium
Quint Studer is hosting The Gratitude Symposium, featuring 45 video messages from leading authorities (I am one of them) in this month-long series that will inspire and uplift your team. Join more than 50,000 other participants to celebrate what’s right in the world and learn about the life and career enhancing power of gratitude. The event is also donating $75,000 to the DAISY Foundation and $25,000 to AUPHA.

Stay Strong For Us
Stay Strong For Us is an artistically designed book featuring messages of hope and encouragement from over one hundred international healthcare leaders, wellbeing experts, and caregivers. Available free as a flipbook and eBook on the Stay Strong For Us website, and as a Kindle book or in full-color hardcopy on Amazon.

Everyday Courage

Courage, Perseverance, Resilience, Hope

Everyday Courage for Extraordinary Times features 21 short videos, 12 eBooks, Leader’s Guide and Participant Study Guide. The course is incredibly affordable, easy to implement, tailored to your organization, and absolutely guaranteed to be effective. 
Learn more by visiting the Values Coach website, emailing me, or by calling our office at 319-624-3889.