Thursday, August 06, 2015

[Vital Signs Column] Compulsory continuing education of nurses, is it beneficial?

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Nurse's Notes
August 2015 Column

Wondering about completing those Continuing Professional Education units in Nursing before getting renewed of your license? Recently, the Senate Committee on Civil Service & Government Reorganization being chaired by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV passed in final reading Senate Bill 5281 or the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2015. Along with Trillanes, Senators Cynthia Villar and Francis Escudero authored this bill.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

[Vital Signs Column] Unionising the Filipino Nurses

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NURSE’S NOTES
Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN
July 2015 Issue

UNIONISING THE FILIPINO NURSES
Recently, I got the chance to talk to one of the top leaders of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) and he mentioned that there is now a proposal to unionize the PNA so it can better lobby for higher pay for nurses and to protect the welfare of nurses – after all nurses are health workers. I’m not quite sure how the elder nurses would react to this proposal, though I believe younger nurses would support this call, probably because almost all younger nurses are subjects to discriminations, unfair labor practices, hazardous work conditions, and meager salaries.