Nurses Arena Forum

Welcome, Guest: Help / Recent Posts / Search / Login / Register

Stats: 3160 Members, 7059 topics. Date: August 14, 2018, 11:55:00 PM

International Best Practises And Healthcare Providers In Nigeria By Mrs Freeman - News - Nurses Arena Forum

Nurses Arena Forum / General Category / News / International Best Practises And Healthcare Providers In Nigeria By Mrs Freeman (516) Views

Pages (1) (Print) (Go Down)

International Best Practises And Healthcare Providers In Nigeria By Mrs Freeman by katty : June 04, 2018, 02:47:49 PM
I listened keenly to the discussion on Radio Nigeria , which ended at 10:am . I want to use this opportunity to congratulate Dr. Okara , who represented JOHESU. He completely diagnosed the issues we are agitating for & also prescribed the medicine for  its cure . To me , he took the shine of the discussion. The NMA President was only distorting the facts & misinformation the public.
 
In conclusion of the discussion, Dr .Okara declared that Every War ends on a table & that it is better to Joh- Joh than to War War. I concur with him .
 
The debate continues & it is not going to end now . Doctors are also getting ready to go on strike to also press home their demands. I really want them to go on strike so that we can see how the government will respond to them . The response of the Federal Government to their strike will lead us to the next line of action.  Therefore , as Nurses , let us equip ourselves with more knowledge about the issues & discuss it wherever & whenever  we  deem it necessary. Strike alone is not the answer to solve our  problems. We must keep engaging the public with empirical facts . I am sure that we have a superior argument over the doctors  & we will keep hammering on these issues until  we swim to coast .
 
The Medical Practitioners keep talking about International Best Practice , however they only limit this in terms of pay .   Even in terms of payment, the margin oversees is not too wide as the doctors want it in Nigeria.
 
I am opportuned to have done My Masters in Nursing in the UK, therefore , no doctor can confuse me with the issue of International Best Practice . If we really want to   use the standard abroad to practice in Nigeria , most of the doctors cannot fit in .

This toga of superiority they put over their head in Nigeria does not apply there. During my studies in the UK , l worked at different levels of their health sector. I also worked at an NHS tertiary hospital. I was bent on gathering all the experience l needed to gather & l worked in all the different units of the hospital. Though there was also some monetary gain as l strived to gain those experiences, because you will be paid as you are working . 

Moreover, apart from the class work , the University also exposed  those of us reading International Nursing Studies to practical & managerial skills in the hospital setting. One of our modules is : Leadership & management in the Global Context . Another module is : Advance Decision Making by  Health Professionals. 
 
So what l am trying to say ?  I am saying  that it is not only doctors that have understanding of International Best Practice , many Nurses have studied abroad also & thereby understand what is involved in the Health Sector over there . Doctors in Nigeria work with the government and at the same time do private practice . Taking about International Best Practice , this syndrome does not in any way occur there .
 
The team work in the U.K. is so interesting. There is no bickering  between the doctors & the other health professionals because their  Job descriptions are well spelt out. There is no bossy attitude by any doctor over there either.
 
I want to declare boldly that the Masters Degree Programme in Nursing in the UK is so tedious & tasking to the extent that other students in the University begin to pity you due to the work load. Nurses over the time have really improved themselves, therefore , we are not inferior to the doctors. It is just a matter of choice .
 
Does any one want to say that those of us who are Nurses can't read medicine ?  This is definitely not the case .

On a lighter note ; l met some doctors from Nigeria in the same University who were doing their Masters in Public Health over there. Of course the public health class for Masters wa  mostly Doctors & Nurses.  However,  their number in class was far far more than those of us doing Masters in Nursing. Over there , the fear of Masters in Nursing, is the beginning of wisdom . Well , this is not the point l am driving at.
 
This is my point : The Nigerian doctors who were doing their Masters in  the UK, were doing the same job ( in Nursing homes ) that others were doing . Since you can't Practice as a Doctor or a Nurse in the UK until you pass all your professional exams & get Registered , you can only work there as a Health Care Assistant , Health Worker or Care Giver . As a student, you are permitted some hours to work weekly .
 
So  Nigerian student doctors will change pampers , bath patients,  feed patients ,  do cleaning & all sort of jobs .
I use to ask them ;  where is your pride ?
Where is your big mannism ?
Where is your stethoscope ?
Where is your prescription paper ?
 
And the answer is always ; my sister , na money matter ohhhh . Is this also not International Best Practice ?
 
Nurses , please get your Nursing homes , equip them very well & pay the student doctors in our universities , during their leisure time,  to do same here.
 
Shebi Na Money Matter Pass Abi!!!
 
Have a lovely week.

Pages (1) (Send)

Viewing this topic: 0 Members and 1 Guest


NANDA International first Expert Clinical Advisory Panel!

Started by Idowu Olabode

Replies: 0
Views: 1273
Last post January 14, 2015, 04:58:11 PM
by Idowu Olabode
Nigeria Paediatric Nurses to Conduct Free Malaria Screening

Started by katty

Replies: 0
Views: 1278
Last post April 27, 2017, 03:32:23 AM
by katty

(Go Up)

Nurses Arena Forum - Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Theme By S.a Martin. All rights reserved. SMF 2.0.13 | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums

Disclaimer: Every Nurses Arena Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nurses Arena Forum.