Saturday, March 30, 2013

National Doctor's Day


What would we do without doctors? The short answer is not much! We need them to get us better when we're ill whether that means help with something small or a much bigger, sometimes life-threatening illness.

National Doctor's Day wants to celebrate our medical professionals and all they do for us - because lets face it we probably take them for granted.

The holiday was first celebrated in 1933 in the US to mark the success of the new general anesthesia in hospitals.

The red carnation has become the symbolic flower for the day after flowers were placed on the graves of deceased doctors as one of the first ways to commemmorate the day.

Recognizing National Doctor's Day

National Doctor's Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.

These events are typically organized by staff at a healthcare organization. Staff may organize a lunch for doctor's present the doctor with a gift, or coordinate a team lunch.

The most common recognition on National Doctor’s Day is a handwritten note or greeting card signed by the doctor’s staff.

Community members also get involved in the celebration by writing a letter to the local newspaper in honor of a doctor or sending a greeting card directly to a doctor.

Wouldn’t it be great if your friends and loved ones also knew about it? Share this to your friends right away! If you have loved it, Im sure they will love it too…

1 comment:

  1. i am a doctor of medicine in the province and it is a heartwarming idea that there is such a national doctor's day. May this article of yours will pave the way for the community to recognize doctors are part of their lives.