RCSI Bahrain presents Bahraini and global retrospectives on historical evolution of Medicine and Nursing

  • Bahrain

Under the Patronage of His Excellency Lt General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health, RCSI Bahrain hosted throughout the academic year, a series of 12 webinar sessions focusing on Bahraini and global retrospectives on key aspects of the historical evolution of Medicine and Nursing.

Professor Sameer Otoom, President of RCSI Bahrain, commented: “We extend our sincere appreciation to His Excellency Lt General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health for his Patronage. At RCSI Bahrain, our teaching and curriculum are founded on the principle of patient care and our graduate profile blends personal and professional development with an emphasis on clinical competence, community health and research. This series of webinars provided our students with various perspectives on the historical evolution of their professional practice and therefore encouraged their development towards leadership in healthcare. We are also thankful to all the presenters who contributed to making this series a success.”

The School of Nursing and Midwifery paid tribute to Bahrain’s contribution to the development of the Nursing field with three sessions dedicated to Bahrain’s Nursing Leadership towards shaping Nursing in the Eastern Mediterranean Region by Dr Fariba Al-Durazi, Nurse Consultant, the Historical Development of Military Nursing Services by Dr Fatima Khalil, Nursing Director, Bahrain Defence Force Hospital and the Nursing Pioneers of Bahrain’s First Hospital: Their Contributions to the Growth of Nursing by Ms Johanna Elizabeth, Chief Nurse, American Mission Hospital.

An additional three sessions provided regional and global perspectives on Nursing, from the Importance of Historical Development in Nursing: A Closer Review of Rufaida Al-Aslamia by Dr Mustafa Bodrick, Nurse Consultant & Advisor at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS), Saudia Arabia, A Great Part of Good Nursing: Infection Prevention from 1858 till 1988 by Professor Gerard Fealy, Emeritus Full Professor and previously Professor of Nursing, University College Dublin to the Historical Development of Nursing Education in India by Professor Nalini Sirala, Professor & Principal, College of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India.

The School of Medicine offered a global perspective on the evolution of medicine with six sessions dedicated to Egyptian Medicine and the History of Infectious Disease and their Consequences by Professor John Flood, Chair and Professor, Department of Medicine, RCSI Bahrain, Research Misconduct by Dr Fionnuala Mary Gough, Lecturer in Healthcare Ethics, RCSI Bahrain, Illness and Decision Making by Professor Thomas Walsh, Associate Professor in Surgery, RCSI Bahrain, Cholera in Dublin by Professor Gabriel Fox, Consultant Paediatrician, King Hamad University Hospital, and the Discovery of Insulin by Professor Naji Alamuddin, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine, RCSI Bahrain.

RCSI Bahrain faculty’s achievements undoubtedly reflect on the leadership, knowledge and guidance our students receive, to help transform them into future healthcare leaders.