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Research, to improve nursing services

Torika Tokalau
Sunday, April 06, 2014

FIJI Nursing Association president Kavekini Neidiri would like to see more nurses go into research to improve their services.

Addressing the nurses at their AGM in Suva yesterday, Mr Neidiri said they were now more focused on continuous professional development.

"We are encouraging nurses to go into research, because that's the way forward now," Mr Neidiri said.

"In order to improve the services we are giving, we need to come up with interventions based on evidence.

"Otherwise it doesn't make a lot of sense. Sometimes we come up with a lot of ways we think is the best way to do things but they don't normally turn out to be good because it's not based on evidence."

Before the AGM proper, the association held a scientific session and organised a health symposium the day before.

Mr Neidiri said issues such as remuneration and working conditions were not discussed at the AGM, but at smaller forums on a regular basis with the Health Ministry and the Public Service Commission.

"We see that that forum is quite helpful for us, we don't have to wait for an AGM to address those issues. Most of the time when issues come from branches we raise it through the meeting.

"Not all the demands they want will be met. We need to be fair in the sense that it's a give and take thing, we can't be just having all that we want and demand, it's like any other workforce.

"The association is trying to help the members by dialoguing with employers and the PSC."








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