Nurses, midwives urged to serve all impartially

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NURSES and midwives must provide care without any discrimination to patients, urged the president of Brunei’s National Nursing Association (PENJURU).

Speaking at a Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebration hosted by her association yesterday, Datin Paduka Hjh Suraya Noraidah Abdullah told nurses and midwives in the country to “always care for patients regardless of their background, belief, socio-economic status and culture”.

“Nursing and midwifery (personnel) ought to be in close contact with families and communities,” she said, adding that excellent service will help to build trust.

As professionals working across different fields of healthcare, the president said a work ethics that embodies the principles and ethics of nursing as well as its associated professions should be observed in order to “reap rewards in this world and the hereafter”.

She reiterated her association also carries out important tasks in support of the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) goal towards providing excellent service.

In addition to official duties, Datin Paduka Hjh Suraya Noraidah pointed out that PENJURU members have a commitment to advancing their professional development through the enhancement of skills and knowledge in their respective fields.

“Insya’Allah, several frameworks will be arranged by PENJURU to meet the requirements of self-improvement and the nursing profession through activities locally and abroad,” she disclosed.

Commenting on the sacrifices made by those in the nursing profession, she advised the personnel to “not feel disheartened when they are unable to spend time with their families” as nurses are required to provide service in any situation.

The president said nurses who have sacrificed towards providing excellent care to patients will earn manifold reward from Allah SWT.

Held at the Al-‘Afiah Hall, MoH, the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebration was attended by about 450 members and their families.

The annual event aimed to foster closer ties among the nurses in both the government and private sectors.

Datin Paduka Hjh Suraya Noraidah also presented certificates of appreciation to sponsors of a walkathon organised by PENJURU.

The Brunei Times