Patients are the center of caregiving – and they should be. However, let us also not forget the caregivers who are giving care tirelessly. They risk physical and mental stress, burnout, injury etc. Everyone needs a time out, everyone needs a break.
We recently responded to an article in The Straits Times titled “Help at hand for younger caregivers” dated November 21, 2017. These are very important and will become even more crucial with the prevalence of nuclear families.
Last fortnight we saw our content relating to fathers as well on wellness being widely read by our readers on Facebook. While mothers bear the bulk of the challenges faced during pregnancy and child rearing, let us also not forget fathers who feel stressed mainly through their sense of helplessness on how to help their wives.
We recently wrote to The Straits Times with regard to an article in The Sunday Times titled “Hired as a nurse, treated as a maid” dated October 22, 2017. Although the letter was not published, we would like to share our response with you. We read the article with concern. The most important task at hand is to educate the public and related associations and organisations on the roles and responsibilities of nurses. Nurses are qualified professionals trained to take care our loved ones when they are at their most vulnerable.