Do we cast Filipino nurses as “global goods” rather than “domestic providers” of health care? Do we implicate them as sources of remittance income rather than for their potential contributions to the local health system? Trade in health services is continuously growing. There are four ways based on the General Agreement on Trade in Services … Continue reading Filipino nurse: a global good?
Trade in health services, especially the migration of healthcare professionals (HCPs), is continuously growing. As such, developing countries such as the Philippines, export healthcare professionals to other countries (mostly developed countries). The liberalization of trade in health services, espoused by the ASEAN Integration, has further promoted this migration of health professionals. Since the “world price” … Continue reading Pen Point 37
There is no typical day for a nurse, especially a neurology nurse. No matter what a nurse does, or where he/she does it, there is always the unpredictability of how a day will start and end. It is an incredibly demanding field, but it can be a rewarding and fulfilling one.
More than just professional growth, it is the idea of bringing about relevant change in the nursing profession and the healthcare delivery system that primarily motivates me to pursue graduate studies. I have been working in the hospital for almost two years now and it has occurred to me that my experience as a bedside … Continue reading New beginning
In 1945, Sir Alexander Fleming, physician and researcher who discovered penicillin, warned that “the person playing with penicillin treatment is morally responsible for the death of the man who finally succumbs to infection with the penicillin-resistant organism.” Today, we are witnesses to Fleming’s prediction rapidly unfolding as a global reality and disaster. The introduction of … Continue reading The war on bugs
UP shouldn't have control over your life decisions especially the career path you wish to take. Post-graduate studies are not considered RS. But as long as the RSA is fulfilled, I see no reason for UP to hold one's requirements to just to make sure that you're taking another health course. I find it unjust … Continue reading On the RSA…
Good leaders, like good managers, provide vision, inspiration and direction (Morriss, Ely, & Frei, 2014). People want leaders who pursue goals and put emphasis on values (ethics) that are deemed important. People want leaders who respect and promote the dignity, autonomy, and self-esteem of their constituents. A job title doesn't make a person a leader. … Continue reading Top Ten Lines Lousy and Incompetent Managers Would Say
In our line of work, sometimes, self comes first before others.
December 18 marks the END of my TWO-YEAR RETURN SERVICE. Two years ago, I started working as a research assistant at Health Futures Foundation, Inc. Seven months after, I left the organization to become a staff nurse at the Philippine General Hospital. I believe I have completed my RSA and is now therefore "free" of … Continue reading RSA 2 of 2
VIOLENCE IN THE HOSPITAL EXISTS. We seldom talk about it because we think it's "part of the job" or that we "signed up for it". This is a skewed view of what nursing really is. Priority is given to patient care but self-care should be given equal importance. I believe violence in the hospital - … Continue reading Care for those who care