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first_imgLocalNews DSC’S contribution to the Ministry of Health by: – November 16, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share 14 Views   no discussionscenter_img On Monday, 14th November, 2011, at the Goodwill Campus of the Dominica State College (DSC) all ward sisters of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and district hospitals participated in a capacity building workshop put on specifically for them by the DSC. A total of 18 participants comprising 16 ward sisters from PMH and one each from Marigot and Portsmouth Hospitals were meaningfully engaged in a timely workshop on Care Planning.The goal of the workshop was to augment the competency of participants in the development of care plans so as to enhance the quality of the nursing care provided in Dominica’s hospitals. The topics covered in the workshop were as follows:• Assessment in Nursing facilitated by Lilia Casey,• Characteristic of a Good Nursing Diagnosis facilitated by Beverly Fontaine,• Nursing Goals and Outcomes facilitated by Martha Laurent and• Planning for Discharge facilitated by Julie Blaize.The workshop was chaired by Dean, Denise Edwards of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) of the DSC. All the facilitators used to deliver the workshop are current Lecturers of DSC assigned to FHS.The four and a half hour workshop included a focused group activity to critique and develop care plans with emphasis on Nursing Diagnoses.Each participant will receive a DSC Certificate of Participation.The workshop is an initiative of the FHS designed to continuously contribute to the human resource development of the Ministry of Heath (MOH). The FHS plans to deliver several workshops, seminars and symposiums to staff of the PMH as a way of sharing the wealth of knowledge and skills residing among the lecturers of the faculty. In addition, such contributions represent DSC’s innovative way of saying thanks to the MOH for the continuous support it receives from the institution.The DSC has in the recent past organised training sessions for Departmental Nurses and plans to do the same for Staff Nurses the near future.The ward sisters expressed high praise to the DSC for such a professionally delivered workshop and spoke unanimously of the value it has added to their personal and professional empowerment.Dean Edwards looks forward to expanding the reach of the FHS to help in developing human resource capacity in every health related institution in Dominica. In humbly accepting the compliments of the ward sisters, Dean Edwards noted that this was an opportunity to celebrate the collective competencies of the lecturers of the FHS.Press ReleaseFaculty of Health Sciences, Dominica State College Share Tweetlast_img read more