Nurses, midwives urged to adopt MIB in working

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NURSES and midwives have been urged to adopt the national philosophy of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) to uphold professionalism and achieve excellence.

Datin Paduka Hjh Suraya Noraidah Abdullah, president of the National Nursing Association of Brunei (PENJURU), said nurses and midwives can use the MIB concept as a guideline when treating patients and making life-saving decisions.

While the need for practising MIB has been highlighted in the Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Nurses and Midwives in Brunei Darussalam, she said it will be apparent whether they practise it during critical situations.

“Making the right decisions at a critical time are what nurses are faced with,” she said during a presentation at a nursing and MIB conference.

MIB should be in all scopes of nurses’ work so that they may carry out their duties while ensuring the safety of their patients and themselves in the line of duty, Datin Paduka Hjh Suraya said.

In her working paper, “The Malay Islamic Monarchy Concept as the Basis of Excellence in the Nursing Career in Brunei Darussalam”, she said it cannot be denied that nurses are the frontliners in the healthcare profession. “To achieve excellence, all aspects have to be discussed and channelled following the proper needs of the unit a nurse is working in.”

Excellence is characterised through providing their all in the best way possible in whatever tasks they have deal with, said the president.

“(It is) to be able to carry out any given task correctly, carefully and all-encompassing while knowing the responsibility that has been handed to us,” she added.

Datin Paduka Hjh Suraya said nurses are to be objective regardless of their patients' cultural backgrounds to ensure they provide safe treatment and care. The two-day nursing and MIB conference, which ended at The Empire Hotel and Country Club yesterday, was organised by the MIB Supreme Council and PENJURU.

The Brunei Times