Preparing for Ramadan at RCN congress
Zeba Arif, chair of the RCN forensic nursing forum and president of the All Pakistan Nurses Association UK, on celebrating Ramadan while attending congress
I was slightly nervous when I realised that Ramadan, Islam’s holiest month, takes place during this year’s RCN congress.
Ramadan starts on June 18, and with congress running from June 21-25, I did not relish the idea of waking at 3am to eat (known as Sehri), then spending the daylight hours fasting.
I soon started to relax, however, when I realised that I have been sleep deprived, hungry and thirsty before and survived, usually while short-staffed on a busy ward. Compared with that, congress during Ramadan will be a walk in the park.