A very emotional morning saying goodbye to friends and completing some tasks. I had to barter with admin for some cello tape to apply laminates to the emergency boxes we had set up. With the help of Dr Phil I got introduced to pharmacy and was able to find after much searching adequate airways for each department.
‘Yesterday I did my last teaching session with the nursing staff on pain in palliative care which was the most difficult for me. This was primarily because of their attitude toward pain and death. Death is not a taboo subject as it is in the UK and pain is something that they suppress even in labour.
Today I spent time out with the community team. The fieldworker in charge gave me some historical information on the area and how his family had suffered very hard times but thankful to have survived.
In the UK it’s not a matter of “once a nurse always a nurse” which is a quote from nurse Ruth today in Kiwoko. We must maintain our registration by showing we have practised and by showing how we have updated our skills theoretically and practically. We all grumble about doing updates lectures even those that are statutory and we all ensure we get the time back, but this is Uganda