KMC Hospital Attavar holds Nursing Empowerment Workshop
Mangaluru: Kasturba Medical College, Hospital, Attavar, hosted a workshop on “NURSING EMPOWERMENT” on 28th February 2019 at the Sanjeevini Hall with a huge participation of nearly 300 Nursing staff & students from various institutions in Dakshina Kannada & Udupi districts.
“The secret of Change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, But on building the new” – SOCRATES
“NOTHING ABOUT ME WITHOUT ME” is the key phrase for more empowerment of clinical nurses.
NURSES are leaders by virtue of their responsibilities for them; empowerment is not a privilege, but a professional necessity. “Empowerment supports shared team governance, open leadership communication and supportive and empathetic nursing team relationships. Creating an empowered team is a vital nurse leadership function that can significantly influence staff morale, productivity, staff retention and associated costs, patient care, quality and patient safety and employee satisfaction.
There are compelling reasons to empower nurses. Powerless nurses are ineffective nurses. Powerless nurses are less satisfied with their jobs and more susceptible to burn out.
1. 1st SESSION
Nursing Empowerment – Administrative and Clinical perspective by Dr Anand R, Head Quality, MHEPL and Professor of Pulmonary department, KMC, Mangalore.
Followed by Inauguration by watering a plant.
Chief Guest: Dr. Avinash Shetty, Medical superintendent, KH- Manipal
On the dais:
Mr. CG Muttanna COO, KH- Manipal
Dr. Anand Venugopal – Medical Superintendent, KMC Hospitals Mangalore
Mr. Saghir Siddiqui – Regional COO, Manipal Hospitals, Mangalore
Mrs. Gracy Lobo- Nursing Superintendent & Organizing chairperson of the Workshop
Mrs. Sahana Margaret- Nurse Educator/ QNR & Organizing Secretary of the workshop
Welcome Speech – Mrs Sahana Margaret
2. Address by the chief guest
4. Vote of thanks- Mrs. Gracy Lobo
Nursing Empowerment – Quality perspective by Dr Anice George, Dean, MCON, Manipal
Nursing Empowerment – Nursing Perspective by Mrs Judith Vasan, Nursing Superintendent, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
Moderator: Dr. John Ramapuram, HOD of Department of Medicine, KMC Attavar