Are you proud to be a nurse in 2012?

  • Annelie Meiring FPNL Member


Nursing Summit 2011 gave seemingly false hope that nursing can, and will change. The Sunday Times (February 12, 2012) again highlighted in detail the lack of care in the profession with its article, “Patients face stinking conditions.” Efforts to improve the image of nurses and to strive for better working conditions are repeatedly set back by such reports. Year after year, we spend our days, energy and time discussing various ways in which we can encourage members of our profession to show respect towards, and demonstrate care for, their patients.