The nurses in Belize are front liners in this fight against COVID-19. Their profession will have them taking care of patients with mild to severe symptoms of the pandemic and will be at risk to some degree. While their sacrifices and hard work are not always publicly appreciated, the Chair of the Nurses and Midwives Council issued a message to nurses earlier today saying that on this day and the days ahead, the nurses are being asked to perform in ways that they never have before. The message, via a press release, noted that no doubt, the nurses have questions, concerns, and have even begun to question whether or not they should remain as frontline caregivers. While these doubts may surface, the Chair reminds the nurses that their fundamental responsibility is fourfold: to promote health; to prevent illness; to restore health; and to alleviate suffering. The Council implores nurses that while this is a highly stressful period in the country, their behavior is expected to continue to reflect their Code of Ethics by which their profession is governed. The press release ended by thanking the nurses for their invaluable service and selfless care that they continue to render to the Belizean public during these uncertain times.
The nurses in Belize are front liners in this fight against COVID-19. Their profession will have them taking care of patients with mild to severe symptoms of the pandemic and will be at risk to some degree.