23.05.2012 02.Siwan. 5772 Tag 46 des Omer
Nurses say they feel frustrated with their employer, the Health Ministry, and prefer to make decisions independently.
The Health Ministry has launched an initiative for nurses in well-baby clinics to get inoculated against whooping cough after a study showed many were ignoring the ministry's directives to do so. Many nurses in the study expressed a lack of trust in the ministry's guidelines on vaccination.
The study, led by Prof. Orna Baron from the University of Haifa's School of Public Health, was commissioned after 20 doctors and nurses from the maternity ward at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, got whooping cough in summer 2010. Following the epidemic the Health Ministry instructed Haifa doctors and nurses to be inoculated against the disease, but three months later only 2 percent of the nurses had done so….