Indian nurse Shinto Benedict has been awarded the world-famous fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in Dublin.
Those who have excelled in professional health fields, including nursing, are eligible for this fellowship. WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus and Chief Nursing Officer Elizabeth Iro are former fellows.
Shinto, who has worked in nursing and administration in various nursing homes in Ireland for the past thirteen years, has been given the RCSI Fellowship this year for his contributions to the field of gerontological nursing.
Shinto expressed his happiness at this recognition. “In general, few people want to work in the nursing home industry. A nursing specialty that is frequently neglected is gerontological nursing. But in this area, the ageing population will grow exponentially over the next ten years and become crucial everywhere, especially in many developed nations like Ireland.”
“This recognition is thus not only a source of pride, but it also raises the possibility that at least some will be inspired to continue and conduct further research in this field”, he added.
In 2015, Shinto received his Masters in Nursing from Trinity College. He is currently the director of nursing at Drumcondra’s Beech Lawn Nursing Home. At Mater University Hospital, his wife Siji Jose works as a staff nurse.