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Nursing

Thursday | 13 September | 2018 A general practitioner in the city, or in a rural area?

There are many factors that influence a general practitioner’s career. Whether you are working in a big city or a small town is probably the biggest of them. Thereafter, it can differ from the type of facility you are working at to the type of patient you will be working with. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the one will be better than the other. Competition, the doctor-patient relationship, the overall pace of life and the stress associated with it, are all factors that influence this occupation. Competition In most big cities there is a clinic around every corner. If you
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Thursday | 13 September | 2018 Nursing: The same shoes, a different road

A nurse’s workload may vary depending on where his or her job is located. It also depends greatly on the size of the community with which he or she is working. Nurses working in rural areas face a different set of challenges and opportunities than those working in suburban or urban areas. We spoke with two nurses about the circumstances in the city and rural areas, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of their occupation in the specific environment they find themselves in. Magda de Ruyter, a theatre sister for the past 27 years at Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital in Pretoria,
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Friday | 24 August | 2018 Possible careers in nursing

By Marli Naidoo A nurse is probably one of the first person you make contact with in your life. Nurses play key roles in communities. Nursing consists of many facets, and should you be considering becoming a nurse, it is good to know that there are many exciting fields in which you could work. Some of these require different levels of training. It is a good idea to find out what qualification your dream field requires, Training nurses work at different institutions where they inform other medical personnel or the community about new techniques or processes in health care. Geriatric
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Monday | 04 June | 2018 Negligence claims: What you need to know!

Do not fool yourself by thinking you will never have to face a negligence case. The best nurses can make mistakes and may even have to face a false claim. It is a myth to think it is mostly doctors who are sued. While doctors in general are more exposed to claims, the pattern is changing. In a negligence case, the other members of a team are also held responsible these days, not only the doctor. It is also a myth to think you can be sued only if you have made a mistake. You may be sued if someone
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Thursday | 31 May | 2018 Nursing is a calling that becomes a lifetime career

Angelique Geldenhuys, the Facility Manager for the Advanced Groenkloof Day Hospital, obtained her diploma in general nursing through the Netcare Education in 2011. During her studies the passionate student was awarded the trophy for student of the year and she won the Netcare Education Campus Manager’s Award, in 2011. Nurses are often confronted by people saying, “I will never be able to do what you do.  Your work is definitely a calling.” I tend to agree with them, therefore I decided to interview Angelique to get her personal view on her challenging and noble career. On my first question as
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Thursday | 31 May | 2018 Trek aan jou wapenrusting

Trek aan jou wapenrusting jou Green Cross en lapel.   Verpleër is mos al wat jy is, minder mens is jy al getel.   Trek aan jou wapenrusting, trek aan daai glimlag wel.   Verpleeg dié wat in nood is, word saam deel van hul hel.   Trek aan jou wapenrusting, los jou swaar gemoed by die huis.   Verpleër is wie jy is, dit is 'n roeping dit is dit werklik, uit en uit en wel.   Trek aan jou wapenrusting, kom deel jou hart en hande, maak sag als wat kwel.   Gedig geskryf deur Reon Janse van
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Tuesday | 29 May | 2018 Did you know? Interesting facts about nurses and the occupation

Nurses are exceptional and hardworking people. They are educators, leaders, caretakers, critical thinkers and the world simply cannot function without them. Here are six facts (that you probably didn’t know) about why nursing is such a special occupation: The first nursing school was opened in 250 BC in India During this time, only men were allowed to become nurses because they were believed to be purer than women, but today, according to statistics, the occupation is dominated by women. Nurses get a lot of exercise A MEDSURG Nursing study in 2006 named, How Far Do Nurses Walk? found that 146
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Friday | 25 May | 2018 Experts offer advice: What you need to know when you enter the nursing profession

Your first semester has been completed, you passed your examination with flying colours and you are surer than ever that nursing is the profession for you. You must now start with your first community service in the holiday and you walk through the hospital doors self-assured and armed with the necessary text book knowledge, but is it enough? I visited experienced nursing staff at the Centurion Day Clinic and received good advice from them on how you can start your nursing career on the right foot to have a long and prosperous journey in this noble profession. Sister Ina Mostert
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Monday | 21 May | 2018 Occupational safety in the workplace – Nursing

By Reon Janse van Rensburg Nurses can find themselves working in a wide spectrum of work environments. Some work environments may involve more risks than others. However, it is very difficult to compare workplaces and circumstances since different jobs often differ to a large extent. This also applies to nurses. We looked at the risks associated with being a nurse. The most important duties of a nurse include, among other things, evaluating, planning and implementing a patient’s care with the cooperation of other role-players such as doctors. Nurses also carry a great responsibility on their shoulders because they are working
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Friday | 18 May | 2018 Retirement? Not for me! How can I remain involved?

By Reon Janse van Rensburg You are a nursing professional. It is not just a job; it is a calling. That is just the way it is. Few can embark on a career such as this and persevere with it right to the end if it wasn’t a calling. Hats off to you for that! No one can tell you anything about being on your feet for hours on end, of sore feet, trauma and sad outcomes. By now it has become familiar territory and you have come to terms with it. As far as you are concerned, it is
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