SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Hospice Care of South Carolina (HCSC) announced this week it will join the American Nurses Association in celebrating “Nurses: Ethical Practices, Quality Care,” as part of National Nurses Week, which is held May 6-12.
“The purpose of the week long celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people,” HCSC said in a media release. “All nurses have a critical responsibility to uphold the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients, families and society. Ethics is an essential component of everyday nursing practice across all specialties and settings and is inextricably linked to quality care.”
In honor of the nearly 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide, Hospice Care of South Carolina is will recognize registered nurses this week for the work they provide “seven days a week, 365 days a year.”
Hospice Care of South Carolina employs about 38-percent of all certified hospice and palliative-care licensed nurses in South Carolina, HCSC said.
Traditionally, National Nurses Week is devoted to highlighting the diverse ways in which registered nurses, who comprise the largest health care profession, are working to improve health care, HCSC said.
Hospice Care of South Carolina has 32 local offices, serving all 46 counties in the state.
Christopher McKagen is the editor of The Hartsville Messenger, covering Hartsville, Darlington and Darlington County . Follow @chrismckagen