Korean J Women Health Nurs.  2020 Sep;26(3):202-204. 10.4069/kjwhn.2020.05.14.

Celebrating year of the nurse and the midwife: time to tell your stories

  • 1School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA


In May 2019 when the World Health Organization declared that 2020 would be “The Year of the Nurse and Midwife” at the 72nd World Health Assembly they could not have known that 2020 would also become the year of the COVID-19, the novel coronavirus pandemic. Historians are asking us to document this pandemic, and nurses can help. This is a call to action for nurses and readers of Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing, now is the time to tell your story.


Nursing; History; Art; Pandemics; World Health Organization

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