Some 50 newly qualified expatriate nurses have attended an orientation programme at a hospital in Brunei.
The expatriate healthcare professionals, most of whom originated from the Philippines, learned about the structure of the country’s medical system, community nursing services and further education for healthcare staff, the Borneo Bulletin reported.
They were also given instructions on considering religious issues when carrying out nursing care, while abiding to the ethical concepts and codes of conduct highlighted in the Nursing Board for Brunei Darussalam.
The training was carried out at the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha hospital and the expats listened to a brief speech by an official from the Anti-Corruption Bureau, who talked about the importance of integrity in the workplace.
It comes two weeks after the Brunei Tourism announced an increase in cruise passenger arrivals at the Sultanate, rising from 17,450 in 2008 to 19,400 last year.
While expat and foreign visitor numbers are up, the tourism board decided there is no need to employ foreign language guides to cater to the tourists because there is no constant volume of overseas travellers, director of marketing and promotions Jean Christophe Robles Espinosa told the Brunei Times.
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