Nursing has always been traditionally considered a female-dominated field.
However, as the healthcare industry continues to evolve and the number of nursing courses offered increases, more and more men are taking up nursing as their career of choice.
One of them is Ibi Gibreson, a young staff nurse working at Normal Medical Specialist Centre Kuching.
He told SarawakYES! that his decision to take up nursing as a career was greatly influenced by his parents, who encouraged him to be in the medical field.
He admitted that although he could not see himself working as a nurse at first, fortunately his initial self-doubts didn’t stop him from enrolling in a nursing course.
Ibi also shared that when he first started at his job, he wasn’t able to adjust well to his new working hours, which required him to work on shifts. The challenge was to adapt to a different sleeping pattern, as he now had to stay awake all night looking after his patients.
However, as he began to get used to his new routine, he no longer saw this as an issue.
Ibi explained that one of the most important parts of the day is during the handover of the shift, where his colleagues will update him with details such as the present number of patients in the ward, their condition, and the procedures required for each patient.
As part of his daily work routine, he updates doctors on each patient’s condition, apart from monitoring their progress at all times.
According to Ibi, one of the most important traits of being a nurse is that you need to have the passion to care for others.
Apart from that, you need to constantly learn and improve your skills along the way because healthcare is continuously evolving.
For Ibi, the satisfaction of being a nurse is having the knowledge that the patient under his care is able to recover well and the gratitude that patients express for having nurses by their side throughout the recovery process.
You can catch the video interview with Ibi Gibreson on the SarawakYES! YouTube channel or on SarawakYES! Facebook page.
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