At times of need, when people are most vulnerable, nurses are there to do hard and vital work. Nurses don’t just give clean dressings or an IV line. Nurses provide hope, comfort, and comfort to patients and their families. Nurses are the backbone of any health care system, and for this reason, they deserve our thanks and support.
As the largest group of health professionals, the closest available health workers to the population, and often the only ones available, nurses have a huge role in achieving the related Millennium Development Goals. to health. However, this feat will only be possible if nurses can exercise their education, training, and abilities to the fullest. For example, relevant stakeholders need to develop policies and strategies to:
- Make nursing education affordable (for example, by capping tuition fees or providing scholarships to students) to expand the nursing workforce.
- Improve health information systems to allow nurses to spend more time with patients and less time on paperwork and reduce costs and errors.
- Invest in clinics run by nurses to discourage unnecessary use of hospital emergency departments for non-urgent health problems.
Nursing is professional care. Although we are in the tech world, many hospitals follow most traditional nursing approaches that involve more paperwork than customer service. There have been significant advances in healthcare over the past two decades, and these advances appear to progress even faster in the future. Health technologies have been added as a compulsory subject in all nursing courses, but experience and use of this knowledge are limited. An increasing number of new technologies are available in nursing that can improve the quality of care, reduce costs or improve working conditions; however, these effects can only be achieved if the technologies are used as intended.
Nurses have always been exposed to stressful working conditions and environments. Growing demands on financial resources, the delivery of new services, models of care, and increasing responsibilities are just some of the burdens nurses face on their hunchbacked backs. ICN emphasized that we all have a responsibility to be tactical in developing resilience strategies. This is especially important for nurses who are on the front lines of care for populations and communities.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that nurses should have the appropriate resources to use approved techniques that work well. This is particularly useful for networking, especially for remote care facilities where expert advice is needed.