Florence Nightingale Medal

Title

Florence Nightingale Medal

Description

The Florence Nightingale Medal is a bi-annual award given out by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is the highest international distinction in the field of nursing. The medal is a celebration of those around the world who have dedicated themselves to being of service to others, whether that be on the battlefield or in a local hospital.

The Red Cross states the standard for winners of this award as follows: “Exceptional courage and devotion to the wounded, sick, or disabled, or to civilian victims of a conflict or disaster.” Previous winners have been chosen from across the world including Afghanistan during the enduring regional conflict and Sierra Leone after the most recent Ebola outbreak.

Creator

Ray Cameron

Date

1912, 1920

Source

https://cdn.globalauctionplatform.com/22501c26-8e6d-422d-8433-a61900f162d2/355f5cda-d975-45d3-c40c-f3671f88e96e/original.jpg

Relation

Rights

International Committee of the Red Cross

Publisher

International Committee of the Red Cross

Contributor

Ray Cameron

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Award

Identifier

International, Award, Women, Nursing, Medicine

Coverage

International

Files

https://cdn.globalauctionplatform.com/22501c26-8e6d-422d-8433-a61900f162d2/355f5cda-d975-45d3-c40c-f3671f88e96e/original.jpg

Reference

Ray Cameron, Florence Nightingale Medal, International Committee of the Red Cross, 1912, 1920

Cite As

Ray Cameron, “Florence Nightingale Medal,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/679.