Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The Global Power of Nurses

Celebrating our impact in caring

As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the goals of the year include celebrating our contributions to improve global health; acknowledging, appreciating, and addressing the challenging conditions we face; and advocating for increased investments in our workforce. Wolters Kluwer is proud to join the global effort to spotlight the role that nurses and midwives play in improving health.

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Maintaining well-being and resiliency

There has been no test of resilience as there is happening right now with the covid-19 pandemic, and it’s even more important that nurses prioritize their own well-being. Your experiences now will be transformative; look for ways to incorporate them to add to the meaning of your life and your work.

Giving meaning to resilience during Covid-19
Natl Academy of Medicine – Dealing with clinician burnout
AJN “Best of the Blog” re-examining resilience
Cultivating moral resilience
Practicing the ABCDEs of self-care in a pandemic
Preserving integrity and staying power as a nurse in a pandemic

Nursing and racism

As the largest group of health care professionals, nurses should rise above the societal affliction of racism and honor the profession by speaking out when someone is being hurt by discrimination of any kind.

Racial disparities in healthcare and beyond
AJN webinar series: Nursing’s role in addressing racism
Well-known nursing leader’s experience with racism
Nurses’ legal rights when there’s on-the-job discrimination from patients or employers
Six nurses who were leaders/activists in the movement
Minority representation in nursing
Racism and social justice

Ethics in nursing

As nurses, we can advocate for health equity and equality for our vulnerable patient populations. Below, we’ll explore the code of ethics, ethics committees, social justice, and establish that it can be used to guide nurse educators’ practice.

Towards a guiding framework for prison palliative care nursing ethics
Ethics committees
The business, ethics, and quality cases for consumer engagement in nursing
Ethics champion programs
Mock hospital ethics committee
A pragmatic approach to the application of the code of ethics in nursing education
Obesity, ethics, and healthcare
The promotion of social justice in healthcare

Artists around the world have been recognizing the work of nurses through murals, cartoons, chalk art, and even dry-erase markers. Thank you to these artists who have shared their talents, and thank you to all nurses. While science is used by many healthcare professions, it is the art of what we do as nurses that makes us unique.

We’re proud to celebrate the power of nurses for rising above challenges. Watch our newest video salute to those on the front line of care.

Frontline Nurses

Nursing isn’t a profession you fall into. It’s a profession that chooses you! Be proud of the work you do.

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Student are tomorrow’s nurses and your transition to real-world practice continues.

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Help prepare the next generation of nurses with evidence-based solutions to support your teaching.

Learn how to help your students master their coursework

Nurse Leaders

All nurses are called to be leaders. Now, more than ever, expertise and leadership matter. So do evidence-based resources that improve patient care.

Learn more about the state of the world’s nursing and state of the world’s midwifery reports today

Advanced Practice Nurses

As we increase in numbers, the impact on patient care and outcomes become evident in our own practices and all over the world.

See how others like you are making an impact

Nursing Survey Series

Recent Wolters Kluwer reports explore the perspectives and priorities of nurses at different stages and phases of their careers.

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"I am, of certain, convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel."
- Florence Nightingale

These words from Florence Nightingale are more relevant than ever. The courage, compassion, and determination demonstrated by you and your colleagues in this unprecedented time is appreciated by society beyond measure.

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Voices in value-based care

Dr. Anne Dabrow Woods, Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer’s Health, Learning, Research and Practice, and Stuart Fisk, CRNP, Director, Center for Inclusion Health at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, discuss the importance of access to data on social determinants of health, management of complex patient populations, and challenges and solutions to improve outcomes for high-risk groups.

WHO: State of the World’s Nursing 2020

“One thing that has become inherently clear during the covid-19 pandemic is the value of nurses in health care. Our contributions as care providers, patient advocates, researchers, and educators have never been more important than they are right now. The WHO’s State of the World’s Nursing 2020 provides a framework to build our profession to be strong, adaptable and innovative to meet the changing health needs of people and optimize their health.”

– Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
Chief Nurse; Health Learning, Research & Practice, Wolters Kluwer

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  • Wolters Kluwer is proud to join the global effort to spotlight the role that nurses and midwives play in improving health.