Philip Brown of the United Nations Association Coventry Branch introduces a celebration of International Nurses Day 2020 and the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. He plays extracts from a conversation between the President of the International Council of Nurses, Annette Kennedy and the Director General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bk8mylXb3w for the full video.
The WHO has just published a report “State of the World’s Nursing Report – 2020” which mentions, among other things, that the world needs 6 million more nurses.
Find the report at https://www.who.int/publications-detail/nursing-report-2020
The date of International Nurses day was chosen because it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who was mentioned several times in their conversation. And 2020 was chosen as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife because it is the 200th anniversary of her birth.
Philip therefore shows part of a dramatisation for children of the life and work of Florence Nightingale produced by BBC Teach, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jONlz7vaMnU
He then compares that idealised and mythical view of the “lady with the lamp” with the more realistic view delivered by an extract from Florence Nightingale published by the History Room at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBVX5s43_Ks
Finally he shows part of Episode 1 of a series of videos about Student Nurses in the UK. Find the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0UbXMIFhA