Ode to Nurses

In 2020 more than ever, they’re everyone’s heroes: a celebration of the highs and lows of nursing.

Vasiliki planned to be a mechanical engineer, but put down the wrong code when she filled out her uni application. Lucy, who’s been a midwife for 20 years, fell in love with the idea of nursing when she was just six years old.

Jesse has just started out his nursing career – in the middle of a global pandemic. And Emma S, who works with kids, arrived in the UK to start a new job just as everything went into lockdown.

Emma M, a Baptist pastor as well as a nurse, speaks of the intimacy and the privilege of being there with people right at the end. And Kelly speaks from quarantine of her concern for the patients she had to leave behind in Senegal. 

200 years on from the birth of Florence Nightingale, on International Nurses Day, in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in the midst of coronavirus … Life & Faith brings you a celebration of nurses and nursing, in their own words, and in five parts: The Call, Pandemic, Death, Humans, Salute.