Nurses have a right to be heard says DNA President

DNA President, Rosie Felix

President of the Dominica Nursing Association (DNA), Rosie Felix has asserted the right of nurses to be heard and to have a voice in decision-making.

Felix’s statement formed part of a message which she gave for International Nurses Day which is celebrated around the world on May 12th each year to commemorate the birthday of mother of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

The DNA president also expanded that right to include a say in policy development implementation and according to her, the global voice of nursing, ICN [International Council of Nurses], will continue to speak-up and speak-out.

“In 2018, ICN is doing this louder and stronger than ever before” she remarked.

Felix added that following the 2018 International Nurses Day theme: “Nurses- a Voice to Lead, Health is a Human Right”, this year’s tool kit presents compelling evidence showing how investment in nursing leads to economic development and how improving conditions in which people live leads to cohesive societies and productive economies.

“For nurses health is a human right. It means that all humans have the right to access affordable and quality healthcare at a time when they need it most,” she said. “And there are nurses working in every day healthcare settings and in positions of influence and decision-making that are doing this right now.”

This year, as part of the celebrations, the nursing service of the Ministry of Health and Social Services will be holding a church service from 2:00 pm today at the Deliverance Baptiste Church in Goodwill.

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4 Comments

  1. May 14, 2018

    They should also perform their duty with more empathy and dedication.

  2. viewsexpressed
    May 13, 2018

    Nurse Felix, thanks for advocating for our nurses and compliment your on your forthrightiousness. Professionals in Domininca of whatever field must be recognised and respected. This corrupt Labour government in power are not professionals and therefore agree unable an unqualified to recognised and represent the best interest of our professionals. This corrupt labour government only go to the poor and vulnerable and abuse them because they are without a voice, that loud voice.
    Professionals of Domininca please sand firm and be guided, your professionalism and hard wprk for your country must be respected. Please, we will never go down to the corrupt practices and levels of this corrupt labour government, from top to bottom and their blind loyalists.

  3. Ibo France
    May 12, 2018

    How can a country establish aa effective and efficient Healthcare System without involving its senior and experienced medical practitioners? The seasoned doctors and nurses are intimately knowledgeable about the system. These dedicated civil servants should most definitely be included in any discussions or plans to overhaul the healthcare system. The system needs rearranging.
    Big up to Rosie Félix for her forthrightness.

  4. May 11, 2018

    Not only do they have a right, they should demand their rights

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