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3 August 2010 | Health

Nurses urged to uphold discipline and sacrifice


Offinso (Ash), Aug. 2, GNA - A lecturer on respiratory therapy at the Weber State University, United States (US), has encouraged nurses to uphold the values of discipline, empathy and sacrifice to bring comfort to the sick.

Professor Lisa Trujillo underlined the crucial role nurses play in health care delivery and said they should have passion for professional ethics.

She made the call when she led a team of medical students and staff of the University to the Saint Patrick's Hospital and Midwifery Training School at Maase in the Offinso Municipality in the Ashanti Region.

It formed part of their working visit to the country to conduct free health screening exercise and give health lectures to students in selected nursing training institutions in Accra and Kumasi.

Topics they treated included laboratory technology, nursing and the use of Information Technology (IT) in health administration.

This is the sixth time Professor Trujillo, who is the Founder of Charity beyond Borders, a US-based organization, has headed a medical delegation to Offinso to provide free health care services to the people.

She expressed worry about the high number of cases of heart and eye-related diseases among the more than 2,000 people screened.

She counseled them to adopt healthy lifestyles and go for regular check-ups for early diagnoses and treatment of diseases.

Dr Owusu Achaw Duah, a Medical Consultant, commended the management of the hospital for the efforts they were making towards up-grading of facilities there, especially those at the Surgical Ward.

He appealed to citizens of Offinso outside to join in efforts at making the hospital a centre of excellence.

Mr Chris Sappor, Administrator of the hospital, said the management was looking forward to building a strong relationship with the US organization, particularly in the area of knowledge sharing for effective health-care delivery.


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