Watch this beautiful TEDMED video uploaded today in the National Nurses Week. We are urged by veteran filmmaker and photographer Carolyn Jones to recognize just how useful nurses are in our everyday lives.

Based on her own experience with nurses during her fight against breast cancer, Carolyn highlights how important, resourceful and useful nurses are not just to their patients but also to the community which they belong to and the nation at large.

I would really love to see the innovations being brought to the healthcare system be more nurse inclusive. It would seem that technology is making their work more complex and technical by the day but nurses do not seem to have a say in what happens in the healthcare system. While this may be happening in local hospitals, you would rarely see nurses being involved in healthcare debates or conferences despite the huge role they play in the direct care of the patients.