Our pioneering nurses
Nominations are now closed, but you can still find out how we identified and selected our pioneering nurses of 2020.
Identifying and showcasing pioneering nurses
To start with, we identified key attributes in the work of Florence Nightingale that we wanted to celebrate as we recognised their relevance to contemporary pioneering nursing today. Where these attributes were evident in other pioneering nurses such as Dame Cicely Saunders we wanted to highlight those too.
Over the coming months we are delighted to be showcasing 30 pioneering nurses from around the world who demonstrate these attributes and are driving palliative nursing forward to change the experience of people approaching the end of life. They are nurses who are shaping the face of end of life care at a local, national and international level. Where appropriate, we are facilitating any further development they may require to help them achieve even more in the future.
Here are the eight key attributes of a pioneering nurse that we identified: