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International Nurses Day

Just seen on Twitter that today is International Nurses Day.

Given the current global situation, I thought it would be appropriate to have a thread on here giving thanks to all nurses (current or former).

For me, my mum used to be a nurse on a post op recovery ward. She worked there for 10+ years.

My step mum is a recently retired out patients sister (she has gone back to help out in non Covid wards as well).

My aunt also used to be a maternity nurse, so there are lots of them in the family!

So, thank you to all of the nurses who are going above and beyond even their "normal" in these times.

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One of the many days which is very important, particularly this year.

I'm the only nurse in my family, although my son's partner is a carer in a nursing home.

I have a lot of reasons to be grateful to many nursing staff over the past 5 years.

My everlasting thanks to them, particularly during this current pandemic.

Every single one of them is a Hero going above and beyond the call of duty.

 

Nurses' Day: a chance to reflect and say thanks | News | Royal ...

 

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Nurses' Day: a chance to reflect and say thanks | News | Royal ...

 

Thank you all, trainee, new, current and past - so many new nurses thrown in at the deep end with this pandemic, I hope they at least get a chunk of their training costs refunded by way of compensation! 

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The nurses are battling against impossible odds, risking their lives, every day at the front-line.

It is right that they should be recognised for what they do.

On a personal level, I am so grateful for the number of times that nurses have saved my life and given the comfort and support when I was recovering - something which I will be forever grateful, will never forget, and can never repay.

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Love this thread, I have friends who are nurses and I can't even begin to imagine how difficult their jobs are! We are very lucky to have them all. slight smileclapclapclapclap

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As someone who is receiving and has been receiving constant medical care for over 4 years, my admiration for their dedication in a very difficult situation and circumstances is eternally endless.

A big shout to my son who is a senior paramedic dealing with the elderly on a daily basis.

Forever grateful to these magnificent people.

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@Cleoriff wrote:

One of the many days which is very important, particularly this year.

I'm the only nurse in my family, although my son's partner is a carer in a nursing home.

I have a lot of reasons to be grateful to many nursing staff over the past 5 years.

My everlasting thanks to them, particularly during this current pandemic.

Every single one of them is a Hero going above and beyond the call of duty.

 

Nurses' Day: a chance to reflect and say thanks | News | Royal ...

 


 

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Is a male nurse called "carer" or only ones in nursing homes?

 

 

Here in Germany strikes/demonstrations take place today from nurses and their male collegues (in a safe distance to each other, of course) to show the public they're not paid okay and have hard working circumstances. 

Maybe for banks or big companies (like Lufthansa is asking for money) people should clap on their balconies to show they don't need money.

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All care assistants, whatever gender, are called carers.

All Nursing homes have registered nurses as well as carers.

Residential homes can be staffed entirely by carers, however the manager should be a registered nurse

 

Edited to add...Male nurses in hospitals are known as students, then staff nurses (when they qualify) Then if they move up the career ladder they are called Charge nurses (Females are called Sisters)

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@Cleoriff 

That sounds kinda complicated...

Here the job was called "Krankenschwester" (sickness-sister), but males are called "Krankenpfleger" (sickness-carer). 

I always wondered why they aren't called "brother" ^^

New name is "health and sickness carer" for both. 

 

btw Florence Nightingale would've became 200 years today

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