Friday, May 9, 2008

Well, I missed it

Apparently I missed International Nurses' Day. Again.

You know, not to take away from the Executive assistants or administrative assistants (who used to be secretaries) or teachers - but they used to get a day, now they get a week. And, there are ads on radio and in the paper for a couple of weeks before on how we shouldn't forget the important roles these people play. Now, I'm all for showing appreciation but.... when was the last time you heard anyone talking about International Nurses' Day?

To tell you the truth, I'd rather not have it than to have a day that no-one knows about.

I don't work in nursing any more - it's been over a year now - but I never felt that it was a day that was taken seriously. Is it just me? What do you think?

Today at Help My Hurt:

Friday funnies - May 9
Flyers All-Star defenseman Kimmo Timonen knocked out of playoffs by blood clot
8 Help My Hurt posts on IBD/IBS/Crohn’s disease
A picture of chronic pain
FDA panel says no to pain drug expansion

News for Today:

New laws needed to restrict drivers with health problems: IBC
Ultrasound before CT in appendicitis diagnosis: Study
Young people are intentionally taking drink and drugs for better sex
Stroke survivors walk better after human-assisted rehab
Group Asks Government to End Use of Birth Control Patch
Elderly in Long-term Care Setting Suffer Depression More than Those Cared for at Home
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Americans still unclear about stroke warning signs
Chantix recommended to quit smoking despite safety concerns


Dawn said...

Have to admit I've never heard of International Nurses' Day.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

After my stint in the hospital last year, I think there should be an International Nurses Year.