The Upper East Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. P.P. Apaabey Baba has tasked nursing students to uphold the Code of Ethics of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the discharge of their duties. This, he said, would ensure professional health care delivery in the country. Mr. Apaabey Baba was speaking at an orientation ceremony organized for fresh nursing students at the Zuarungu Nursing Training in Bolga East District in the Upper East Region.
Speaking on the theme: “The Nurse and the Law; The Responsibilities of The Nurse and the Patient’s Rights”, Mr. P.P Apaabey first explained the concept of human rights. He said “Human rights are rights that belong to every individual irrespective of his or her nationality, age, occupation or educational background”.
He said it is the responsibility of nurses to respect, safe guard and protect the right of their patients and working colleagues especially women, children and persons with disability.
He mentioned that, every patient has the right to quality and basic health care irrespective of his/her geographical location. He further explained that patients must be entitled to full disclosure of medical information and the available treatment.
He appealed to the students to study hard whiles displaying good conduct in their academic endeavors, he also advised them to concentrate on their studies and avoid reckless lifestyles.
A staff of Zuarungu Nursing Training, Mr. Mikare Maurice expressed gratitude to the NCCE for the education and promised to adhere to the teachings of the commission.