It's a week of reflection to all those hard workers who help ease the pain of patients in our province.
National Nurses week has been going on since 1985 in Canada in recognition of the dedication and achievements of the nursing profession through the years.
For the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) this week is the perfect time to acknowledge the amount of decisions and pressure that nurses are faced with on a daily basis.
Diane Dyer, President of CARNA says the changes in the delivery of their care has significantly improved patient care in hospitals, nursing homes and community agencies in the province.
Dyer says "We have made some significant changes in how we deliver care, so we're not only looking at our hospital system and our home care system but also looking at primary care network, family care clinics, other access points to register nursing care and expertise.
Dyer adds the role of nurses has become far more complex with the health care system evolving to new technologies and system pressures.
This week will focus on dispelling some myths on the role that nurses play in the workplace and their contributions to our health in the future. (JSL)