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Beliefs, Philosophy, and Missions of Nursing Department


We believe that every person has needs to maintain a balance among physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural development, and possesses the basic right to accept healthcare. Nursing is considered as a profession through which nurses could provide high quality of humanistic nursing care to achieve health for all based on the individual differences, the utilization of the scientific methods, the integration of professional knowledge and skills, and the collaboration with other medical team members and families in the multiple environment through a continuous and holistic nursing care process. The high quality of humanistic nursing care refers to the care provided by nurses with gentleness, love, respect, consideration and active attitude to meet the clients’ multiple needs in relation to their physical and mental health, and varied diseases. In addition, nurse caregivers could offer help and guidance to patients their at any time to faciltate health and welfare.



The philosophy of the Nursing Department is in accordance with the beliefs in service of the hospital, and to perform the high quality of humanistic nursing care.


To perform the beliefs and philosophy of the Nursing Department, the four missions are to:

1.     Provide continuous and holistic professional nursing care

2.     Perform various kinds of educational and training programs

3.     Conduct research in clinical service, administration, and education

4.     Develop a complete system in nursing administration to assist various clinical service

Promotion of Program Activities Programs in the following areas are promoted actively.

5.     In clinical nursing service:

                                              I.          The patient care system: To improve the quality of patient care, the Department has developed a set of monitoring criteria for care quality, and formulated annual plans for quality monitoring. Improvement in patient care is made through constant assessment, monitoring and adjustment.

                                            II.          The clinical performance system: The Department has formulated several operational standards for nursing practice, and produced leaflets on nursing practices for nurses to follow in their clinical practices and to allow them to function in full. Nursing records are reviewed, nursing skills are assessed, and service attitudes evaluated to upgrade their professional capabilities.

                                         III.          The administrative management system: The Department reviews the quality of each unit, and formulates and implements plans for improvement. Emphasis is placed on the communication and coordination between units to help solve problems of administrative management in clinical service. Directions on use and maintenance of facilities and supplies are developed. Budgets are effectively reviewed and controlled to respond to the needs of each unit for the replacement of outmoded facilities. Inspection of emergency care facilities, control of narcotics, and the prevention and control of accidents are strengthened. Nurses are trained in crisis management to safeguard the safety of patients.

6.     In education and training: Education and training programs by stages of career development namely, the practical learning stage, the independent practice stage, the consulting stage, and the leadership stage, are organized for the professional development of nurses.

                                              I.          At the nursing student stage: For the field practice of nursing students, coordination meetings are held in advance to decide on the process of practice and relevant operational regulations. Students are briefed about the premises, and training activities are organized for them. They are followed-up and assessed regularly. A review meeting is held once every six months to review and solve problems encountered.

                                            II.          Pre-service training: A nurse's manual and several video tapes have been produced. A three-day pre-service orientation course has been developed. Contents of the course are constantly revised and renewed to make the training more effective. A three-month pre-service training program with assessment is then organized by each unit to help new employees quickly learn about the specific features of the unit.

                                         III.          On-job training: In response to the needs of each unit, the Department plans and organizes various courses, in accordance with the Plan for the Advancement of Professional Clinical Skills of Nurses, for on-job training every Friday. Nurses are encouraged to participate in these courses. In addition, each ward is asked to organize once every month a seminar focusing on clinical conditions and needs of nurses to promote their academic and professional development and to improve skills in clinical care.

                                         IV.          Specialty training: To upgrade the professional quality of nursing, the Department has actively promoted nursing specialty training. In addition to specialty training courses and seminars, Experts and specialists are invited to help promote the specialty training.

                                           V.          Academic exchanges between hospitals: The Tri-Service General Hospital is the leading responsibility hospital of all military hospitals, and hence is charged with the responsibility of training military medical personnel. Each year, the Department plans and executes a continuing education program for nurses. To promote academic exchanges and sharing of experience between hospitals, colleagues are encouraged, and selected through recommendation of supervisors based on the needs for professional development, to participate in extramural academic activities. The Department also supports extramural nursing education and makes available practical learning opportunities.

                                         VI.          Manpower development: For the development of leadership manpower, plans for advanced training either locally or overseas have been formulated. Individuals are helped throughout their learning process to facilitate them to resume their work upon completion of training.

7.     In research and development: The Department has organized several workshops and topic-oriented seminars on nursing to help nurses understand issues related to nursing care and develop skills of problem-solving. Consultation on research is provided. Nurses are encouraged to present their research works on the Nurse's Day. Internationally renowned scholars are often invited for lectures and consultation. International exchanges in nursing have also been promoted.

8.     To develop complete administrative systems to assist all nursing services in clinical practice. The primary tasks of nursing department in administration are to develop current environment in medical informatics, reasonable utilization of personnel resource, and humanistic model of administrative management in order to establish efficient, dynamic, and systematized health work team and to provide excellent caregiving service in clinical practice.