On this National Doctors’ Day, we wanted to take some time to offer our biggest “THANK YOU” to all of the doctors worldwide. The COVID-19 global pandemic has reinforced how critical good doctors are for our entire world.
What is National Doctors’ Day?
National Doctors’ Day is held annually on March 30th in the U.S. It is a day to celebrate physicians’ contributions to serve the United States by caring for its citizens. The first Doctors’ Day was held back on March 30th, 1933 in Georgia. It was established by Eudora Brown, the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, who wanted a special day to honor doctors.
On March 30, 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. In 1990, the senators introduced legislation to establish a national Doctors’ Day. On October 3, 1990, President George Bush signed a resolution designating March 30th as National Doctor’s Day.
The Importance of Doctors in Hospice Care
We are so thankful for all of the amazing doctors who have dedicated their lives to improving patients’ end-of-life care. Hospice doctors concentrate on enhancing their patients’ comfort to reduce pain and suffering, improving their quality of life, and helping their families cope with the challenges of the patient’s terminal illness.
Hospice doctors provide a holistic approach to ensure that a patient’s physical, emotional, practical, social, and spiritual needs are met. Due to this multi-faceted approach and care, hospice patients get the chance to live out their final days in comfort and peace. And their families receive peace in turn, knowing their loved one gets to pass peacefully.
Thank you to all of our nation’s doctors for their sacrifices and care— especially those who risked their lives to help save patients during the pandemic.