Re­spon­si­bil­ity of nurses

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In­dar Jit,

Navua

The Health and Med­i­cal Ser­vices Min­is­ter Jone Usa­mate is urg­ing nurses to treat their pa­tients with the ut­ter­most care. He urged the nurses af­ter re­ceiv­ing the num­ber of re­ports from the pub­lic on lack of com­pas­sion shown by nurs­ing staff. Ev­ery pro­fes­sion has a code of ethics that out­lines the eth­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of prac­tic­ing as a mem­ber of that pro­fes­sion. Code of ethics for the nurs­ing pro­fes­sion tend to fo­cus on the pro­fes­sional be­hav­iour and mak­ing sure that de­ci­sion-mak­ing is pa­tient- driven as much as pos­si­ble. A nurse must re­spect the dig­nity and value of pa­tients and col­leagues, and treat all equally re­gard­less of per­sonal at­trib-

It is re­ally ir­ri­tat­ing to read com­ments by peo­ple who con­tinue to crit­i­cise for­eign gov­ern­ments as if they have done any­thing sig­nif­i­cant them­selves.

Th­ese coun­tries have given mil­lions of dol­lars worth of as­sis­tance to our peo­ple. What has any of th­ese big mouth crit­ics done for our peo­ple ple af­fected by se­vere Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston ? If you can­not con con­trib­ute any­thing pos­i­tive e like th­ese for­eign coun­tries, Fiji Govern­ment, overn­ment, var­i­ous or­gani or­gan­i­sa­tions, non­govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tions (NG (NGO), busi-

There has been a lot said about an­tibi­otics in the dailies lately and it seems that we as a na­tion are kind of pro­mot­ing it.

Lest we for­get, our par­ents and fore-fa­thers never popped a pill or sought an­tibi­otics when they were not feel­ing well. They ei­ther had a good rest, changed their diet, drank plenty of wa­ter, reached out for known her­bal reme­dies and were back on their feet. To­day, we ig­nore the sim­ple God-in­spired health rules and fol­low the western life­style of abus­ing our health and tak­ing pills to fix our sick­ness. Our body’s im­mune sys­tem is strength­ened when we look af­ter it through good nutri­tion from plant-based foods, ex­er­cise, drink­ing wa­ter, ex­po­sure to sun­light, good rest and be­ing tem­per­ate in all things. When we un­der­stand God’s sim­ple health rules, we will kind of know that feel­ing sick is the re­sult of break­ing one or more of the health rules which could be re­versed when

Re­cently most of the re­mote parts of Tova Set­tle­ment,Vu­nikavikaloa in the Ra prov­ince and Co­plott Street at the back of the fire sta­tion at Naiyala in Ra have been badly af­fected by Cy­clone Win­ston. Houses have been badly dam­aged, some are still home­less till date and some are still in evac­u­a­tion cen­tres.

They are in need of re­lief sup­ports like food, tar­pau­lins, blan­kets, cloth­ing, medi­care mea­sures etc. They need a per­ma­nent shel­ter where they will live with their loved ones. Th­ese ar­eas have not been vis­ited and I am ap­peal­ing to non-gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion’s (NGO) and those mak­ing as­sess­ment and dis­tri­bu­tion on the ground to quickly visit th­ese ar­eas and ex­tend your kind co­op­er­a­tion for the vic­tims of Cy­clone Win­ston.

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