Category: Nursing News

Lay care-takers inside the Kenyan hospitals, Is there a way forward?

Lay care-takers inside the Kenyan hospitals, Was there a way forward? Today we discuss lay care providers, popularly referred to as caretakers inside the public hospitals. Do they assist with care or usurp health professional’s caring work and cover staffing shortages?  Though they are to be found mainly in public health facilities, some private and

Strikes in Kenya: From The Rare Normal to Common Normal

Strikes in Kenya had changed from the rare normal to the common normal.  Health workers have had more than a fair share in this aspect. Other recent industrial action disputes have included teachers, university lecturers etc.  Currently Nairobi County health workers were on strike. Where I work as a health sciences academia, services could be

Safeguard Against Strikes, Lockouts By Health Care Workers in Kenya

It seemed that there was an urgent need for safeguards against strikes and lockouts by health care workers in Kenya, at least several interested parties had expressed this desire over time.  The government had sponsored the Labour Relations (Ammendment) Bill 2019 which was doing its rounds this week in the national assembly.  This is in

‘A Compleat Nurse Is More’

‘A Nurse Is More’                                                             [adapted from A poem written by Richard G. Shuster] A Nurse Is More, Why? Though nobody, can say why, for sure, Nurse’s desire, for service, is pure. Not for themselves, it has to be for others. A life dedicated, to their sisters and their brothers. A Nurse Is More, How?

Need for due care in the advent of NCK online returns to avoid data phishing of nurses’ data

There is an ongoing debate on social media about the new method of making nurses returns using google forms or whether it could end up being a form of data phishing? The message reads thus: “Dear …….., NCK is updating its registers of professionals. Kindly click this link and update your info″ The question