Happy Nurses Day! Today is a day to appreciate those around us who work to keep us safe and healthy. They risk their lives to help us stay healthy and improve our health care. Nursing is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. as well as being in high demand across the world. “According to a 2001 World Health Organization report, nurses and midwives can comprise between 50% to 90% of the number of health practitioners in many countries” (NursingLink). Thank your nurses for being in abundance to save lives!
Health care is especially important to those who battle serious illnesses. Movies such as Harry Potter, Meet the Fockers, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Ways to Live Forever all include memorable nurses. The movie Ways to Live Forever centers around a boy with leukemia and how he and the people around him cope with it. This film is directed by Gustavo Ron and stars Robbie Kay as the young boy, Sam, fighting for his life to survive leukemia. In the movie Sam’s nurse, Annie played by Natalia Tena, acts as a friend and guidance for him. She rides her moped to take care of Sam at his house and keeps him company while answering any questions he has for her.
Often our nurses act as modest heroes. They don’t stand out and be recognized as much as our doctors but they still do a lot of work to help us out. May 12th 2015 is International Nurses Day so let’s take a minute to appreciate and recognize those who help us stay healthy.