With the increased pressure on our health system in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has never been more important to show nurses respect and appreciation for their efforts in providing us with medical care. Nurses can face abuse from the public, suffer from extreme workloads, and can be undervalued in the workplace.
Our nurses are integral to keeping us healthy, so this International Nurses Day, we wanted to shine a light on hepatology nurses in Australia and the amazing work they do.
Hepatology nurses are specialised liver health nurses that have an increased skillset, allowing them to care for patients with viral hepatitis and chronic liver conditions. These nurses provide critical medical care, whilst also building relationships, and respectfully communicating with those who are undergoing treatment. Our hepatological nurses work to decrease stigma related to viral hepatitis in medical settings by providing valued insight and knowledge.
LiverWELL would like to extend a huge thank you to nurses all around the world for the great work they have put in throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for their liver health patients.