Manipal, Jan 31, 2017: Addressing the 27th annual day celebrations of Manipal College of Nursing in Manipal recently, Major General Elizabeth John, Principal Matron, Army Hospital, New Delhi, said, “Nursing care is out of place without the human touch and care. The importance of advancing technology will define that this one aspect can never be separated from the nursing profession,”
She added that, the art of healing was a combination of bio-psycho social component and nursing encompasses both art and humanistic approach. “Do not bunch up the patients with percentages and averages only but, provide a caring approach," was her advice to all in the fraternity. To the students she said, perceive your passion and hobbies without procrastination. “Life is not easy. For every gain, there is pain. Do not give up, persevere and follow your dreams and success follows”.
Her advice for the teachers was to restore and rekindle the art of nursing, teach students how to talk to patients, how to place caring hands on them and how to listen to the patients keenly. She congratulated the students and their parents for choosing the nursing profession. She also congratulated the award winning students for their success.
Dr. H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal University presided over the programme and appreciated the contributions of nurses to the health care industry. He congratulated the college of nursing for being one of the leading colleges of nursing in the country. Meritorious students of BSc Nursing, PBBSc Nursing, MSc Nursing and MPhil Nursing were awarded in the event.