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ICCHNR supports the ICN on International Nurses Day
International Council of Nurses highlights nurses’ key role in achieving MDGs
Geneva, Switzerland 10 May 2013 – On the occasion of International Nurses Day (IND) on 12 May, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is highlighting the key role of nurses in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
In its 2013 IND toolkit, available for free download from its website (www.icn.ch), ICN congratulates nurses on all they have done towards the achievement of the MDGs and to help shape and deliver sustainable goals and outcomes beyond 2015, yet stresses that there is still more that nurses can – and must – do. It has been shown that increased financial resources, though urgently needed, are insufficient to improve access to health services and attain health objectives such as MDGs. Qualified nurses, available in adequate numbers to deliver the services, are also essential.
Request for information on family assessment tools from Western Australia
Child and Adolescent Community Health Policy (Statewide) in Western Australia (WA) are currently undertaking a review of the 'Indicators of Need' family assessment guide.
The 'Indicators of Need' guide is a family assessment tool for identification of risk and protective factors which influence a child's psycho-social health outcomes. This guide is used by the community child health nurse at each scheduled contact within the WA Child Health Service Universal Contact Schedule (1-2 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 3-4 months, 8 months, 18 months, 3 years), and as a component of any unscheduled contacts. It forms a picture over time, of family strengths and risks, which potentially contribute to outcomes for the child. To assist identification of the client’s indicators of need, the community child health nurse utilises a list of prompts for discussion.
Fundacion Index becomes an Associate Partner with ICCHNR
We are delighted that the Fundacion Index, based in Granada, Spain, has agreed to become our first Associate Partner. As the International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research goes forward, we aim to work more closely with other international partners. The Fundacion Index will enable ICCHNR to collaborate with community health research issues in Spanish speaking countries, including South America.The President of Fundacion Index Dr. Manuel Amezcua states:
'Fundación Index has shown since its beginnings 25 years ago its will to promote research in Community Nursing, which we have used to develop diverse projects and initiatives at both the European and Latin American levels. We are convinced that our alliance with ICCHNR will be an opportunity to exchange experience, resources, and knowledge, as well as advance the excellence in the practice of community health.'
ICCHNR embraces this and looks forward to future partnership and collaboration.
BREAKING NEWS on MARY McCLYMONT Fund
ICCHNR is extending the deadline and allowing some flexibility in the criteria for applications to the Mary McClymont Fund to support community health nurses from developing countries to attend the Edinburgh conference in March 2013 (link Transforming Community Health). Please click here for more details
Professor Fiona Ross
Professor Sally Kendall
Professor Rosamund Bryar
Registered charity no. 1042880
ICCHNR was registered as a charity in 1995 to achieve the following aims:
- To demonstrate the value of community health care nursing research for improving the quality of health care.
- To advance and share knowledge of community health care nursing practice through research
- To increase personal commitment by community nurses to evidence based practice.
- To encourage the appropriate use of research for community nursing.
- To promote awareness of the contribution of community health care nursing to healthy public policies and alliances.
ICCHNR is also committed to supporting community nursing in developing countries, through its international network of nurse researchers, international conferences and fund raising activities.