Sign marking polluted water in the Torrens River & Lake of South Australia, 2009. Photograph from 'Yellow Monkey Binguyen' used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Photo accessed from Wikimedia Commons.
Florence Nightingale encouraged people to take responsibility for the quality of the environments we live in & for the world around us. She clearly demonstrated how environments either support health or foster disease. Her advice is as relevant today as it was in her lifetime. Following in her footsteps, NIGH seeks to increase current awareness of this theme.
The environment has great impact on health and nursing of which nurses play important roles in preventing exposures to and reducing risks from such hazards. Florence Nightingale even stressed that the nurse may manipulate the environment for the health of his or her patient. But what does a modern nurse do to help the ailing environment we have now?
AYNLA International participated in the celebration of the Earth Day through the Saving Planet Earth Expo & Conference held last April 23-25, 2010 at Trinoma Mall Activity Center where it showcased and exhibited socially responsible programs and advocacy campaigns of different companies and organizations focusing and promoting environment protection and saving the planet earth, with the aim of creating awareness as well as to raise consciousness among Filipino people on current environmental issues and conditions.Read more...
Visitors at the Mapparium in the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. This was the site to launch Dr. Jean Watson's Million Nurse Project—during the 2010 International Year of the Nurse—to radiate heart-centered Love, Caring and Compassion through individual and collective global meditations. Photo Courtesy of the Mary Baker Eddy Library.