2020 Retrospective: Year of the Nurse & Midwife
Long before COVID-19, the year 2020 had been designated by the World Health Organization as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to advance nurses' and midwives' vital position in transforming healthcare around the world. The global pandemic has made nursing even more vitally important, but also more challenging for nursing staff worldwide. With the '2020 Retrospective: Year of the Nurse & Midwife', the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfTeH) and International SOS want to pay tribute to nurses and midwives for their outstanding contributions to health and care, as well as look at initiatives and experiences in digital health that can support them.
During the pandemic nurses and midwives have shown the value of their intellect, courage and skills. This is sometimes called The Three H’s (Head-Heart-Hands). The '2020 Retrospective: Year of the Nurse & Midwife' publication includes:
- A view on what COVID-19 means for digital health among nurses & midwives
- Nursing and telehealth: the role of nurses
- Commentaries on behalf of the International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now
- Stories from the frontline (contributions from ISfTeH members and International SOS staff)
- References of papers published in the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (JISfTeH) by nurses and midwives
- Women and nursing resources from the WeObservatory (The Women Observatory for eHealth)
- Papers from the JISfTeH Special Theme Issue on Telehealth in Nursing (2020).