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International Nurses Day 2022

International nurses day 2022

International Nurses Day 2022

The International Nurses Day is commemorated every year on the 12th May (the aniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth), in recognition of the bravery and selfless contributions from nurses around the world. Every year, this day is marked by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) with the production and distributions of nursing resources and evidence.

This year's theme, Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health, highlights the need to invest in the nursing workforce and ensure nurses' rights, safety and wellbeing.

As a contribution to the further professional development of nurses and in celebration of this day, we've put together a free to access collection of chapters from our leading textbooks.

Click on the titles below to download individual chapters.




Support for Practice


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Transition Support

By Chris Fisher and Melanie Stephens



Clinical and Specialist Knowledge


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Variation and Disease

By Neal Cook, Andrea Shepherd, Stephanie Dunleavy and Claire McCauley



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The Importance of Mental Health Care

By Steve Trenoweth and Angela Warren

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Diversity Issues in Mental Health Care

By Tommy Dickinson, Amrita Mullan, Rachel Lyon, Lauren Walker, Donna Taylor and Jess Bradley

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Inequalities in Health

By James Woodall and Ruth Cross



Academic and Professional Skills


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Critically Appraising the Literature

By Michael Coughlan and Patricia Cronin



Resources for Nursing Associates



The chapters in this collection were extracted from the following books: