Apply MIB ideals in daily tasks, health minister tells nurses

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THE MINISTER of Health called on nurses to understand the national philosophy of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) and apply its ideals when carrying out their responsibilities.

“The application of these ideals could contribute towards (the creation of) an added value, that is highly beneficial in strengthening and improving proficiencies,” said Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohd Yusof yesterday.

Speaking at the National Nursing Conference co-organised by the MIB Supreme Council and the Brunei Association of Nurses (PENJURU), the minister pointed out that not only will this improve interpersonal communication, it will also help to build confidence in doing one’s job, ensure that they are well-versed in the Bruneian culture and tradition and make them more responsive to the individual preferences and needs of patients.

“What is most important is that they are capable of providing treatment and care of patients as well as bring the delivery of other services to a much better and higher standards that give satisfaction to patients and members of the public.”

YB Pehin Dato Hj Adanan said the nurses should be able to keep up with the current medical development and its new technology, improve efficiency, integrity and be proactive and innovative.

He also said that they should show a strong sense of teamwork, practice high discipline in all aspects of nursing to demonstrate excellence and patience and be ready to face various current and future challenges.

Nowadays nurses all over the world are beginning to come forward to produce new and innovative methods to improve the quality of nursing services.

“Therefore, the nurses in this country should be sensitive (to this development) and should not be left behind but need to look forward as well, to make efforts in making improvement and innovation solely to contribute towards enhancing the healthcare service in the country,’’ he said.

Such changes and new methods can be selected from best practices model and research that has been proven to be positive and effective.

The conference, attended by more than 250 participants comprising nurses and midwives from across the country, will see a total of eight working papers delivered.

Speakers involved include Secretary/Head of the Secretariat of the MIB Supreme Council Dr Hj Muhammad Hadi Muhammad Melayong, President of PENJURU Datin Paduka Hjh Suraya Noraidah, Associate Professor Dr Hj Hashim Hj Abdul Hamid of Brunei Studies Academy at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Hj Osman Bakar, chair professor and director at Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS).

The two-day event, which will end today, aims to provide deeper knowledge about the philosophy of the MIB and its relation to the nursing profession so that the nurses and midwives can apply it in the nursing and caring services to patients.

Under the theme of “Malay Islamic Monarchy Strengthening the Nursing Services’’ the two-day conference is held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the National Philosophy of Malay Islamic Monarchy.

The Brunei Times