Happy Nurses Day

They are the front liners of healthcare, the work horses in any setting. Their role within the care team cannot be understated. In fact, over the years, their role is expanding as their trainings become more sophisticated, and their capabilities expand.
Many of their deeds are often unseen as they execute the care of the sick tirelessly. Patients are on many occasions closer to them than they are to their doctors.

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Lack of foresight and incompetency abundant

It can be perplexing to healthcare workers when staffing is short but yet new graduates have a tough time getting a position. This comes during a time when the 11th Malaysia Plan is being rolled out. It gives us very optimistic figures and almost appears surreal. With budget cuts being felt all around us, it almost seems an unsurmountable target. New graduates cannot get jobs, forcing many to venture across the Causeway, which always is ready to give these grads a position.

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Happy #Nurses Day : A force for change; care effective, cost effective

Nurses have always had an important role in healthcare, without whom nothing would have been possible, literally.

This year, the concern of rising healthcare cost was raised. Nurses do have a role to ensure that cost is kept low by more effective care. They include proper understanding of health care financing, budgeting, resource allocation and strategic planning.

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