What do all of these peer reviewed articles have in common?
- Healthy first-time mothers experience differences in labor management by health professional
- Patient-directed music intervention found to reduce anxiety in patients undergoing ventilatory support and was cost-effective
- Pain experience changes during the menopause transition
- Many older people experience hip disability before fracture
- Chronic pain’s impact on resuming work
They were written by nurses and nurse midwives! Besides nurses’ contributions to the body of knowledge that guides clinical care and public health, we have benefited from their countless hours, compassion and service. We are grateful that the World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in their honor. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored all nurses’ sacrifice and dedication as well as other healthcare workers who are caring for people.
WSHA members can help to honor these health care workers in many ways. We would like to hear of how you have honored nurses, midwives and other health care workers in your organization and community. The National Institute of Health of Nursing Research has launched a feedback campaign on what nursing research means to those who live it and what they think the future holds for nursing science. Learn more about the impact of nursing research online: What nursing research means to our community.