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International Day of the Doctor in 2023 will attract the attention of many people around the world, because due to the fight against coronavirus, everyone remembered the importance of this profession. Doctors protect, save and protect people. They make sure that their he alth improves. Due to the fact that they were always there, their work was perceived as familiar and everyday, but now everything has changed and people have realized their mistake in relation to the representatives of this profession.

Importance of the profession

Millions work in the medical field. Doctors, nurses, paramedics, orderlies are doing everything to help those who need it. The holiday reminds of the importance of the work of medical workers.

The medical profession is one of the most ancient professions. Humanity is important for everyone working in this field, because there is no speci alty on the planet that would require such a high responsibility. The cost of a doctor's mistake is a person's life!

This professional holiday is a tribute to all those who are somehow connected with the noble profession of a doctor. It helps to realize the huge role of doctors in society.

History and date of the holiday

Representatives of the United Nations in 1971 proposed the creation of a holiday by setting up to honor doctorsspecial day. The World He alth Organization, which is part of the UN, was instructed to prepare all the necessary documents. Thus, the International Day of the Doctor appeared, which in 2023 already has the status of an international one.

Surprisingly, it wasn't until nearly 10 years later that the Soviet Union decided to follow suit. By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of October 1, 1980 "On holidays and memorable days", the Medical Worker's Day was created. The date of the holiday is not fixed. It began to be celebrated on the third Sunday of June. A similar tradition has been preserved in the Russian Federation and in some other countries of the post-Soviet space.

Important! In 2023, Doctor's Day will be celebrated on June 18.

Features of the celebration

Traditionally, on Doctor's Day at the state level, the Vocation medical award is issued, and 2023 will not be an exception. The award is given to the best doctors who have shown high professionalism. The winners are chosen in different nominations reflecting such important areas as:

    • professional dedication;
    • creation of new diagnostic and treatment methods;
    • introduction of new technologies;
    • performing unique operations.

    And also at the state level they are awarded for many years of conscientious work, a significant contribution to the medical field and merit in the profession. Such professionals are awarded the titles of Honored He alth Worker and Honored Doctor.

    On Doctor's Day (Medical Worker's Day) it is customary to congratulate all people who are associated withmedicine. That is, warm words and recognition for their work in 2023 will be received not only by doctors, but also by nurses, paramedics, and orderlies. You can congratulate everyone who is involved in improving the condition of a sick or injured person, from a therapist to a rehabilitator.

    On this day, people give charity to he alth workers for their hard daily work, handing out symbolic memorable gifts, flowers and sweets. Congratulate people in white coats relatives, colleagues, officials and senior officials of the state. The best workers are rewarded. They are awarded certificates and cash prizes.

    Conferences, seminars and congresses of scientific communities are traditionally held on Doctor's Day, where topics important for medicine are discussed and experiences are shared.

    Interesting facts

    The word "medicine" comes from the Latin definition "ars medicina". It translates as "the art of healing."

    Only a doctor who has worked in the profile for at least 20 years can apply for the highest category.

    According to the Ministry of He alth, in recent years, it has been possible to reduce the waiting time for patients at the registries of polyclinics by 4 times, and by 3 times at medical offices.

    Attention! Medical workers have other professional holidays. For example, Dentist's Day, Ambulance Day, Otolaryngologist's Day, Children's Doctor's Day and others.

    The word "bedlam", which is used as a synonym for mess and chaos, has medical roots. At first, psychiatric hospitals were called that. In 1337, a hospital was opened in the Bethlem area of London.Mary of Bethlehem, which later became a psychiatric hospital. This word has become a household word.

    The idea of wearing white coats for medical workers during work was proposed by the English doctor Joseph Lister. He drew attention to the fact that stains of dirt, or blood, can be best seen on white fabric, so for hygiene and sanitation, employees of medical institutions began to wear white gowns.

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