Nurses have been becoming the integral part of the quality healthcare services. As the frontliners of the healthcare services, nurses could touch the life of their patients through compassion and skills. They could make a difference too by creating a safer healing environment for patients and their family.
Beside impacying the society, meaningful recognition would positively impact the work environment. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) acknowledged meaningful recognition as the sixth evidence-based standard for a healthy work environment. They clearly stated that nurses must be recognised and must recognise others for the value each brings to the work of the organisation (AACN & Alisa Viejo, 2005). Thus, we need to strengthen nurses towards meaningful recognition.
We believe that meaningful recognition of nurses is powerful to encourage nurses in creating better health for individuals, society, and the environment. To that end, Faculty of Nursing Universitas Indonesia is organising its 6th Biennial International Nursing Conference 2017. The conference aims to explore various actions have been done, and need to be continued or improved to strengthen nurses towards meaningful recognition.