International Nursing Council 25th Quadrennial Congress: Equity and Access to Health Care in Melbourne, Australia May 2013
Consider submitting an abstract for one of the many content areas for the May 18-23, 2013, ICN meeting being convened in Melbourne, Australia. Closing date is midnight CET 14 September 2012. Submission details are available at http://www.icn2013.ch/en/abstracts. Our international colleagues want to hear about all that the GANM members are doing!
To share your ideas, research and expertise on how to provide quality care, improve populations' equity and access to health care or contribute to further advance nursing knowledge and practice, you are invited to submit an abstract. Abstracts must address one of the sub-themes listed below and demonstrate a direct link to the Congress theme of Equity and Access to Health Care.
1. Care systems and access, quality and economics
How are care systems evolving to meet changing needs?
What happens at the interface between the health and social sectors?
How is access measured and achieved?
What have been some of the challenges and opportunities for the nursing workforce and models of care in the current economic climate?
2. Direct care, patient safety
What innovations in clinical practice support better patient outcomes?
What is the link between the practice environment and patient safety?
What is quality health care and how is it measured?
3. Equity/ethics/human rights
What ethical dilemmas exist in ensuring access, quality and health?
What is equity and how is it introduced/maintained in health systems?
What measures need to be taken to protect the health rights of vulnerable patient populations?
What is the impact of our rapidly advancing technology on nursing ethics?
4. Health and well being
Across the continuum of care what are the trends in health and well being?
How can we effectively promote and improve the health and well being of individuals and populations?
How can we promote health and well being for example in chronic and acute care and primary care settings?
What are the strategies to address the growing trend in non-communicable diseases?
How can we support healthy ageing and provide equity and access to health care?
How does knowledge of the past help us prepare for the future?
What lessons have we learned?
What national and global trends do we see in nursing?
6. Leadership – management
What competencies are needed by our nurse managers?
Are they different from the abilities of leaders?
Are there innovative models of education and development available to meet future needs?
How can we prepare future generations for leadership?
7. Nursing education and the learning environment
In light of the global shortage of employed nurses, how will a sufficient student pool be attracted to the profession?
What are the reasons behind the high student attrition rates and how must they be addressed?
Where will we find the faculty necessary to educate future generations of nurses?
How do we better address the gap from education to practice?
What innovations do we see in the learning environment?
8. The nursing workforce and workplace
What are the priority workforce and workplace issues that affect access to care?
What skill mix is required for quality care?
What is the impact of positive practice environments?
How does the global international labour market affect equity and access to health care?
What is the impact of climate change on public health?
What is the role of nurses in disaster preparedness and relief efforts?
How do we screen and deploy disaster nurses effectively?
What protective measures are required by relief workers?
What are the risks and protective measures for nurses in times of conflict?
What is the role of professional regulation in ensuring equity and access to health care?
How can accreditation systems benefit the patient?
What will be the impact of national/regional observatories?
What impact has recent legislation had on equity and access in the health sector?
What has been the impact of globalisation and trade agreements on regulation?
Who are the stakeholders in regulation and how best can we collaborate within the profession and among professions?
11. Technology supporting equity and access
How does technology and informatics support equity and access to health services and quality care?
What innovations have advanced health care delivery and improved patient outcomes?
How does informatics and technology impact on nursing practice?
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