DAISY Award Nominations
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family. When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public way.
DAISY nominees exhibit:
- P-Passion/compassion for nursing and the care you provide- does the nomination show the nurse is passionate about nursing and compassionate in the situation?
- E-Empathy in the situation-does the nurse show empathy toward the individual or situation in the nomination?
- T-Trust and Teamwork of families, patients and peers-is there a sense of trust in the nurse conveyed in the nomination?
- A-Admirable attributes possessed-are there some attributes that others would admire in this nurse conveyed in the nomination?
- L-Love for the patient and nursing profession-with the nomination can you tell the nurse has a true love for the nursing profession?
- S-Selflessness-is there selflessness on the part of the nurse?
Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget! Nurses must be in good standing to be considered for the DAISY Award.
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