The profession of nursing is one of the critical work in the stages of human life .For when a person is born and have to go through all the milestone of life a nurse is always there to offer medical assistance. For there is always both side of story, some of the nurses have been heavily criticized by community members for their negative attitude towards patient care. The Nurses’ Morale Regeneration at Moses Mabotha Hall in Ga-Nkoana on Wednesday was trying to reinvigorate the profession of nursing. The Department of Health in the district of Sekhukhune invited all the nurses to have heart to heart approach. The retired nurses, department of Home Affairs and South African Social Services were part of the dignitaries at the event.
During the event the guest speaker Dr Raseekile Langa gave moving speech about the meaning of a nurse and purpose. It stands for (N) nourisher, (U) unite multidisciplinary health team, patient and relatives, (R) revive lives, (S) serve with diligence and (E) eternal. She emphasised that attitude plays an integral part in the profession of nursing. The department is currently facing a huge litigation bill due to negligence and malpractices of health professional. This has dented the image of nursing profession as some of the harrowing stories of neglect have found traction in the media platforms.
The retired nurse Ms Moifo decried the standard of nursing and that nurses should return to the basics. She further offered that the retired nurses are always ready to assist the young nurses. Sekhukhune District Executive Manager Linah Maepa said nurses should have courage in their work. She further committed that a nursing dialogue will soon be held and nurses are expected to raise their inputs to improve the profession. Ms Maepa challenged the nurses that everyone is a leader in their own right and should not abdicate that role.