Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020. 11:20 am CST.
By BBN Staff: The country is currently being challenged by the threat of COVID-19 and nurses are being asked to perform in ways like never before – to serve patients and communities who depend on them.
The chair of the Nursing and Midwife Council issued a message to all nurses saying that while all nurses have concerns about both the professional realities and implications of working in unfamiliar circumstances or settings, “We had to reevaluate the way we provide care, and some of us may have even begun to question whether or not we should remain as frontline caregivers. However, in the face of this unprecedented situation we need to keep in mind that the fundamental responsibility of the nurse is fourfold: to promote health, to prevent illness, to restore health, and to alleviate suffering. The need for nursing is universal.”
The message reminds that a nurse’s primary responsibility is to those people who require nursing care.
The nurse, in providing care, promotes an environment in which the values, customs and spiritual beliefs of the individual are respected.
All nurses are reminded that their behavior is expected to continue to reflect their Code of Ethics by which the profession is governed.
The message also thanked all nurses for your invaluable service and selfless care you continue to render to the Belizean public during these uncertain times.
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