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Inge Corless - MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing Sheila Davis - Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH; MGH Institute of Health Professions; Partners In Health - PIH Elizabeth Glaser - Brandeis University; Global Nursing Caucus Maggie Sullivan - Boston Health Care for the Homeless; Global Nursing Caucus; Partners In Health - PIH; University of California San Francisco - UCSF
WHO Invites Nurses to join the Global Clinical Practice Network for the ICD-11

Dear Colleague, The World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is forming a global network of mental health professionals to help inform the development of the classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in next…

By Lynda Wilson on 23 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
6th Annual Virtual International Day of the Midwife - free online midwifery conference 5th May 2014‏‎

The Virtual International Day of the Midwife (VIDM) celebrates the International Day of the Midwife by bringing midwives, students, consumers and all parties interested in childbirth from across the globe together using online electronic media. This FREE…

By Sarah Stewart on 23 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Global Nursing Caucus’s National Nurses Week Discussion and Gathering, Thursday May 15th

Please join us for the Global Nursing Caucus’s National Nurses Week Discussion and Gathering, Thursday May 15th. We will launch our new website and have information available about our next conference in Boston – November 2014. All global nursing…

By Elizabeth Glaser on 23 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Global Health Funding - A realm for nursing input

Maggie, The KFF information is always a great resource. Here is a another perspective on aid, part of an abstract on Development Aid for Health (DAH) from the Global Burden of Disease study which i raises question on allocation of resources : "Disease…

By Maggie Sullivan on 23 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
FW: New 2014 CUGH Board Members

Keeps our collars up!

By Rachel Breman on 22 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 4 Replies
WEBINAR April 25: Regimen Design and Dosing for Children with Drug-Resistant TB: A Case-Based Discussion

Regimen Design and Dosing for Children with Drug-Resistant TB: A Case-Based Discussion by Dr. Jennifer Furin and Dr. James Seddon Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00:00 AM EDT - 10:00:00 AM EDT This webinar will review the case of a child with DR-TB and focus on…

By Sara Hepburn on 18 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Nursing engagement in international development

Elizabeth - thanks for the heads-up on the Boston conference in October. I'll be teaching in Kathmandu at that time, so (sadly) we will pass like ships in the night. Send me the conference flyer and I'll post on one of my blogs. Why not come visit Nepal? I…

By Elizabeth Glaser on 15 Apr 2014 2 Recommendations 45 Replies
readings on global health nursing

For a doctoral level nurse I recommend starting with "Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction" by Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Arthur Kleinman, and Matthew Basilico, published by the University of California Press in 2013. A doctoral level nurse needs to…

By Sarah Gimbel on 13 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 1 Replies
Global Health Nurses and the UN - experiences of a workshop in NYC

Dian - a quick answer to your question...I've attached a link to the GNC website and pasted their 'about' blurb here. Barbara is a wonderful resource. "The Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) is a US-based nursing organization with global reach. The GNC was…

By Barbara Waldorf on 13 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 2 Replies
Reaching Global health Nurses

Annie Mead and everyone, Thank you for your inquiry. According to Skolnik (2012) global health implies a global perspective of public health issues and it suggests issues that people commonly face. Everyone’s definition of a global health nurse may vary…

By Lea Huaman on 07 Apr 2014 0 Recommendations 8 Replies
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