Nurses must improve behaviour

Letters, Normal

I REFER to the concerns raised by “Concerned mother” in her letter “Three-Mile clinic nurse a bully” (The National, Dec 16) and the various clinics she visited throughout the city.
I share her disappointment and I believe many others too suffer from “bully nurses”.
This is a wake-up call to nurses to reflect on their competency, standard, their professional and ethical behaviour.
The bullying behaviour of the Three-Mile nurse and other nurses throughout the country shows their outright “incompetence”.
Their poor conduct has painted a bad image of the nursing profession and people like these nurses will eventually kill the nursing profession.
I would like to remind all nurses throughout PNG to show accountability in their profession.
They must revisit the code of practice and conduct.
Their priority is their patients’ safety and needs.
To the Gerehu nurses and midwives especially, keep up the good work.
The public must report such nurses, the service provided and facilities available to the Nursing Council for Papua New Guinea at the National Department of Health.-Nurse educator Via email