This year, 2020, has been designated by the World Health Organization as the 'Year of the Nurse and the Midwife'. Nursing and midwifery are the backbones of most healthcare systems around the world, yet when surveyed they often seem a demoralised and undervalued part of most health services. On top of that, 2020 has been the year of COVID-19, and maybe, as a result, we have all seen a lot more of what nursing, in particular, is all about.
In this episode, we talk with Georgie Coster, CMF's Associate Head of Nursing & Midwifery Ministries, about the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, what the challenges are for Christians in the profession, what she has seen of nursing in other countries and why as a Christian she still think nursing is one of the best jobs in the world.
CMF has a regular magazine for nurses & midwives - Spotlight, which you access for free at https://cmf.li/spotlight
The CMF Blogs have also looked at the issues faced by nurses and midwives, including the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
And CMF is part of a larger, international family of national Christian nursing associations - Nurses Christian Fellowship International www.ncfi.org - which is holding a World Congress online in 2021 for Christian nurses all over the world.