Values in Healthcare was introduced at the national nursing school of Suriname in April 2019
The groups were initially introduced to the Resilience Module in the program followed by 4 full days to complete the remaining modules. This was followed up with a short evaluation a fortnight later.
The program gave everyone an enjoyable opportunity for lots of self-exploration and benefited greatly from the team building it provided.
At Lands Hospital, the largest general hospital in Suriname, a group of sixteen people including Directors and Nursing staff started the ‘Resilience Module’ of VIHASA. The group is now eagerly waiting for a follow up session and is also looking forward to training other healthcare staff. As with healthcare workers around the world, it is a challenge to incorporate programs of this nature during working hours, but where there is an enthusiastic will there seems always to be a way to promote the VIHASA training.
By Loes Bemmel