Published Date: 2019-05-06
National Nurses Week, May 6-12
National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. First observed October 11–16, 1954, National Nurses Week honors the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's mission to Crimea, where she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British-based hospital, reducing the war death count by two-thirds.
Psych Techs provide enhanced care, treatment, and quality of life for individuals suffering from mental illness and developmental disabilities, an undertaking worthy of special recognition and respect. CAPT celebrates and honors the individuals who have dedicated their lives to the Psychiatric Technician profession, a principled discipline characterized by compassion, commitment, and a deep respect for life and personal dignity. Society truly owes a debt of gratitude to Psychiatric Technicians for their unique role in the health care industry. CAPT is grateful to all our Psych Techs for their heart of compassion, service, and commitment to others. Thank you!
PSYCH TECH PLEDGE
To uphold the integrity and human dignity of those entrusted in my care, and protect them against humiliation,
insult or injury without regard to race, color or creed;
To inspire hope and confidence and give assistance, with understanding and friendliness, in finding realistic and meaningful living;
To continue my development of professional competence by complementing scientific study, improving therapeutic techniques, and maintaining high standards of leadership in the field of psychiatric technology.
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