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THE PARADOX OF NURSING PROFESSION - ANGELA CARMEN APPIAH

The Nursing profession has many challenges. Like the human being's, these challenges could be physical, emotional or social. Sometimes, the nature of these challenges being complex, seem insurmountable. This write up features some excerpts from a little book entitled; "The Student Nurse", a part of the Nurse Plange-Rhule series, a reflective piece written especially for Student Nurses. The book seeks to serve as a companion to the student as he/she charts the vast straits of the sea of nursing education and clinical practice in the hope of landing safely at the shore. Health care challenges of the 21st century have been noted as complex. These complexities include an aging population, chronic diseases and a high global disease burden. High demographic statistics and a dwindling health sector workforce in many developing nations have great implications for human resource interventions. Nurses who form the bulk of any health sector workforce have been seriously challenged…

Nollywood is giving nursing a bad name.

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Nollywood Is Giving Nursing A Bad Name—NANNM President
By Fejiro Oliver


TEXT OF THE INTERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE NIGERIAN NURSES AND MIDWIVES, COMRADE {ALHAJI} ABDRAFIU ALANI ADENIJI {3As} ON 10TH NOVEMBER, 2013 BY MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIAN NURSES RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT {NNRM}.
NNRM: Sir, November 24th marked a year you were saddled with the responsibility of leading Nigerian nurses, how has the journey been so far?

3As: I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to serve Nigerian nurses, it has been a very encouraging assignment more so that it is not the 1st assignment I will have in NANNM but per chance for now the highest. The journey has been so interesting, so enterprising and so challenging but we thank God for everything. Because we still remain focussed, we remain committed and dedicated to the course of National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives. We have come into office, we have been able to grab the trend of affairs and …

Dos and don'ts to preserve your brainpower - David Robson

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.
By David Robson
28 August 2015

Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance that could tell us how to fine-tune its circuits. Unfortunately, the available advice is often contradictory and confusing, but BBC Future has sifted through the evidence. Read on to discover the six most promising ways to sharpen your wits.

Don’t… lose faith in your abilities
Do you ever walk into a room, only to find that you’ve forgotten why you were there? As people get older, it’s easy to assume it’s a sign your memory is already fading. In fact, it is just as likely to happen to young and old alike. And we shouldn’t be so speedy to jump to the worst conclusion, since the doubts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Over the last 10 years, Dayna Touron …

JUSTINA EJELONU - A PROFESSIONAL EMBODIMENT by NRS OMOLOLA ADAMS

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JUSTINA EJELONU - A PROFESSIONAL EMBODIMENT.

Nursing profession has been regarded as second class citizen in health sector from time immemorial.  Many Nigerian Nurses had lost thier lives while caring for the needy and saving the community from the spread of such dieases. Nurses have been trying all thier bests to be properly placed within health sector team. A typical example is the death of unsung hero : NURSE JUSTINA EJELONU who died while protecting and safeguarding her country - Nigeria. Due to her love and passion for the profession and the country, she lay down her life for saving over 140million Nigerians from the deadly disease - EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE.





This is the highest price an individual can pay to secure the safety of fellow countrymen/women. The society should understand  and feel the impact and role of nurses in the health sector and the country at large. If she decided to look away from the agent of EVD and allowed him to move out of the hospital by safeguarding her lif…

The Hidden Shame Will Kill The Nigeria Nursing Profession

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The Hidden Shame That Will Kill The Nigeria Nursing Profession
By FEJIRO OLIVER

“For we who nurse, our nursing is something which, unless we are making progress every year, every month, every week, we are going back. No system shall endure which does not march.”--Florence Nightingale
My great grandmother occasionally reminded us that, it is only your good enemy that will tell you that your mouth smells and the clothes you put are torn, and it is only a naturally cursed and useless friend that will continue to fight that enemy without wanting to transform or accept transformations to defeat the enemy. 
Sometime ago, I went to the hospital with a friend who was ill and while in the ward with him, a beautiful young lady walked in and asked one of the nurses sitting and said “Ma, please let me have the folder of that patient over there”, which was given to him. I just saw her access a patient one after the other, wrote something on various files and walked away.
As I looked at the nurse, she …

How To Beat The Next Ebola

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How to beat the next Ebola The world is ill-prepared for the next epidemic or pandemic. But the horror of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may drive change. Declan Butler
Mads Nissen/Panos Graves dug in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to cope with those dying from Ebola in late 2014. If there was one point last year when public-health experts held their breath, it was when a Liberian man infected with Ebola virus flew to Lagos, Nigeria, in July. Ebola was already raging uncontrolled through impoverished countries in West Africa, killing half of those it infected. Now a vomiting man had carried it straight to the heart of Africa's largest megacity — with 21 million inhabitants, many of whom live in slums. Experts were horrified at the prospect that the virus might rip through the city — and then, because Lagos is an international travel hub, spread farther afield. “The last thing anyone in the world wants to hear is the two words, 'Ebola' and 'Lagos' in the same sentence,”…