Nurses, our real-life heroes
Providing quality care for patients in need at any hour of the day
May 12, 2023
In recognition of International Nurses Day, we want to deeply thank all nurses around the world for their commitment, even during the toughest of times. Nursing is both an art and a science – it combines the science of medicine with the art of caring and intuition to provide holistic care for those in need.
The work of a nurse is invaluable: Besides providing crucial medical support, nurses also provide important emotional support. They empathize with patients and their relatives, hold their hands, give comfort and hope – they help people when they are most vulnerable. Being a nurse is a profession full of challenges and yet they give so many patients a reason to smile.
With our mission caring for life, we put patients at the center of everything we do. We make a positive difference in millions of patients’ lives – this is our purpose, the reason why we do what we do every day. At Fresenius Kabi, we are committed to supporting patients in hospitals, care centers as well as at home. Our dedicated experts and nurses in our homecare services teams ensure the safety and effectiveness of at-home treatments for our patients, contributing to their quality of life.
On this year's International Nurses Day, we asked our Fresenius Kabi Homecare Nurses around the world what their job and our mission caring for life mean to them. We have received inspiring video messages from all over the world – a huge thank you for your incredible dedication and commitment to improving the lives of our patients.
“I do love giving independence to patients, especially when they come out of hospital.”
“What I like most is to be with patients in the moments they need me the most.”
“I’m part of a team of people who are committed to the health of those who trust us.”
Patrycja & Anita
“We love the moments when our patient’s health condition is going better and better and finally, we can see a smile on their faces.”
“Working in their homes allows me to be confronted with the patient’s reality which allows me to build strong bonds with them.”
“What I enjoy most is working with the various departments and facilities. Both for and with the patients and their relatives.”
About International Nurses Day
International Nurses Day on May 12 is dedicated to the approximately 27 million people currently working in nursing professions worldwide. The day was launched in 1965 by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), a federation of 130 national nursing associations. This day was chosen because it commemorates the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who is considered a pioneer of modern nursing. Florence Nightingale was born in 1820, and changed the way injured and sick people were treated as she, for example, understood the benefits of hygiene and sanitation in preventing disease.