Health professional suggests re-examination of the nurses’ recruitment process

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Health professional suggests re-examination of the nurses’ recruitment process by: – May 17, 2012 Stethoscope. Photo credit: etftrends.comRecruiters of nurses on the island have been asked to re-examine the recruitment process so as to attract the best people into the nursing profession.Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Jean Jacob told a recent panel discussion organized by the Dominica Nurses Association that attracting and recruiting the best people into nursing is important to maintain and drive forward high-quality healthcare services in Dominica.“You are not going to put that individual behind a desk. You are going to put that individual to care for people, to understand people… so it’s not just anybody wash foot and come”.There has been concern about the attitudes of some Dominican nurses towards the profession and efforts have been made at a national level to train nurses in customer relations. While Jacob is applauding these efforts she offers this advice.“I think as trainers as a learning institution we have to examine what we do, how we recruit nurses into the profession. I know there is a pre-nursing programme, what is it supposed to do? Is it only to determine academics? Do we look at behaviours, do we look at attitudes during that period to determine whether these are people who should be in the profession”?Jacob is suggesting that proper standards be set in order to identify early weaknesses in prospective nurses.“There has to be some kind of process to examine the people who come into the profession. We have to look at recruitment and what type of behaviours should be tolerated in the profession at a very early stage. I think when we take in students into the profession and then we complain after then it’s after the fact”. The Former Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health is also suggesting that a cadre of professionals be identified to assist in the development of Dominica’s nursing service. Jacob believes it’s important that young nurses know who the trailblazers in the profession were.“As a nursing profession what are we doing to keep our profession visible utilizing the present and the past is also important .I would like the nurses association to consider getting the retired nurses who worked in the community to have a dialogue with the younger nurses to share their experiences and difficulties in the profession”.By: Tarnia GreenGovernment Information Servicelast_img read more

EPL: Spurs feast on Burnley

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Tottenham vs. Burnley Venue: Tottenham Stadium Kick off: 4PMTottenham Hotspur and Burnley will be looking to recover from poor results during the week when the two sides meet in the Premier League this afternoon. Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat as Spurs boss at former club Manchester United on Wednesday, while Burnley were comfortably beaten by Manchester City the day before. Following three impressive victories under Mourinho, Spurs were brought back down to earth in quite typical fashion at Old Trafford. The injection of the Portuguese has no doubt lifted spirits following a gloomy period under Mauricio Pochettino since the Champions League final, as was seen with the free-flowing nature of how Spurs attacked against West Ham, Olympiacos and then Bournemouth. However, when faced with a relatively equal opponent on a big stage – an occasion requiring more tactical nuance – Spurs seemed to lack ideas going forward and looked overwhelmed by United at points. Despite Dele Alli, a player Mourinho strongly believes in, scoring a wondrous goal, there was a discernible lack of identity and direction about how Spurs attacked on Wednesday, which was a criticism levelled at Mourinho during his time in Manchester. However, it remains very early days in the Mourinho era, and at this stage, the 56-year-old will be less concerned by results and more interested in cementing a particular way of attacking and defending as a unit – his key philosophy – when Spurs meet Burnley on Saturday. While Spurs are undergoing significant changes this season, Burnley seem to be staying remarkably true to type under manager Sean Dyche. Now in their fourth season back in the top flight, the Clarets finds themselves sitting comfortably in 11th place on 18 points, with no punter even considering the possibility of relegation this season. With very limited resources and an unswervingly consistent set of tactical principles, Dyche has created a foundation at Burnley that essentially guarantees the club a minimum of 40 points over 38 games. Playing with a classic 4-4-2 system, with one number nine and a second striker just in behind, Burnley press and attack as a unit, squeezing space in the final third and testing the patience of opponents from set pieces. Against a Spurs side desperate for a victory, Burnley players will know exactly what their plan is heading into this game in North London. Tottenham Hotspur XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose; Sissoko, Winks, Dele, Lo Celso, Son, Kane. Burnley possible XI: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Drinkwater, Cork, Lennon, Brady, Barnes, Wood.Tags: Burnley FCJose MourinhoManchester CityManchester UnitedMauricio PochettinoTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more