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12 May 2020

Nursing, Bringing Health to the World

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Every year since 1974, International Nurses Day has been held on May 12th in commemoration of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This year, COVID-19 is proving to be a challenge for all health professionals, but particularly for nursing staff, which represents the largest group of certified health care professionals in Spain at 36 percent of the total in Spain.

Florence Nightingale tending to wounded soldiers. Source: National Library of Medicine

In nursing and more broadly, in healthcare, there are many names unto themselves of individuals who have made disruptive discoveries leading us to today’s current levels of quality care. We challenge you to play this game to acquaint yourself with the names behind the discoveries.

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Florence Nightingale

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