Young and Aspiring Nurses Urged to Have a Heart of Empathy & Compassion
President of the Dominica Nurses Association (DNA), Debra Roach Phillip is urging young and aspiring nurses, to ensure they have a heart of empathy and compassion, in addition to a love for human life without partiality as this is vital for being a successful nurse.
She made the statement during an interview with SAT TV, following a successful conference held at the Public Service Training Centre on Wednesday May 7th 2014.
Phillip noted, nurses must also keep their focus on the well-being of the patients they serve.
As newly elected President of the Association, one of her main objectives is for the continued improvement of nurses.
The President noted, in all spheres of life there will be negative comments about nurses, however the DNA is striving to improve their image in the eyes of the public, and one of the ways to do so is by hosting conferences.
During the Conference, which formed part of the observance of International Nurses Week 2014, under the theme ‘Transforming Health Care Through Nursing Leadership, ‘several nurses were recognized for their contribution to the profession.
They are; Julie Frampton, Rosie Felix, Bernadette Austrie, Juliette Blaize, Denise Edwards, Jasmine Lambert, Vetline Vigilante, Helen Royer, Beverly Fontaine, Lilia Casey, Martha Laurent, Roselyn Daisy, Alison Samuel and Mignon Rolle-Shillingford.
Nurses Appreciation Day is scheduled for Monday May 12th 2014.