Happy International Nurses Day

12 May 2017

Nursing Review wishes you the very best on International Nurses Day.  Check out a video that celebrates the special impact 'everyday' nurses make every day around the world and calls on nurses to be proud and speak-up about the difference they make.

The video is part of the International Council of Nurses latest IND campaign: Nurses a Voice to Lead – the first IND campaign instigated under the Kiwi chief executive of ICN, Dr Frances Hughes.

The "You are a nurse" video was launched this week alongside a special IND Voice to Lead website which includes links to two New Zealand case studies alongside more than thirty other inspiring stories from nurses working in the midst of civil war torn Syria to nurses campaigning for better access to clear water and sanitation services in Uganda 

One of the New Zealand case studies is of a nurse-led Hepatatis C clinic in Christchurch whose work has included improving access to treatment for people who inject drugs.  The second case study has Chief Nursing Office Dr Jane O'Malley talking about New Zealand's focus on patient-centred care with recent successes being the development of registered nurse prescribing and updating legislation to allow nurse practitioners and suitably qualified registered nurses perform functions once restricted to medical practitioners.

The website also links to the ICN's latest IND kit which New Zealand nurse academic Jill Wilkinson helped create during an internship in Geneva last year.  (Read related article here)


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