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.
by Catherine Delves-Yates
By Chris Fisher and Melanie Stephens
By Coral Drane
By Neal Cook, Andrea Shepherd, Stephanie Dunleavy and Claire McCauley
By Karen Heggs
By Steve Trenoweth and Angela Warren
By Tommy Dickinson, Amrita Mullan, Rachel Lyon, Lauren Walker, Donna Taylor and Jess Bradley
By James Woodall and Ruth Cross
By Merryl Harvey and Lucy Land
By Michael Coughlan and Patricia Cronin
By Peter Ellis
By Myles Harris
By Chris Counihan
By Deborah Gee
The chapters in this collection were extracted from the following books: