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- The ICN Board thanks all ICN’s members for their achievements in 2013 and best wishes for 2014. Read more...
Americans rate nursing as most honest and ethical profession: In 2013, 82% of those polled by Gallup rated nurses as having "very high" or "high" honesty and ethical standards. Gallup has asked Americans to rate the honesty and ethical standards of members of various professions periodically since 1976, and annually since 1990. Nurses have topped the list since 1999 when they were first included -- with the exception of 2001, when firefighters were recognised for their prominent role in 9/11 rescue efforts.
- The Danish Nurses Organization has launched a Facebook campaign called «You are a star» to help raise money for the ICN’s Girl Child Education Fund. Every time a DNO member shares the star with other Facebook friends, the DNO will donate 5 Danish kroner to the GCEF. ICN thanks DNO for this great idea and encourages all Danish nurses to take part by going to www.facebook.com/sygeplejersker
- Press release: Nurse leaders invited to apply for ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute 2014. Read more...
- ICN is pleased to announce the opening of our new online eshop. By going to www.icn.ch/shop/en/ you can access all ICN’s publications, make a donation to the Girl Child Education Fund, the Florence Nightingale International Foundation, or sponsor a Mobile Library; or buy an ICN logo or White Heart pin.
- Press Release: The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for its Conference and meeting of the Council of National Representatives in Seoul, South Korea in 19-23 June 2015.. Read more...
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Guidelines for a Developing Disaster Response Manual for Birthing Facilities
The Japanese Nurses Association, as a part of its efforts to use the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, has published “Guidelines for Developing a Disaster Response Manual for Birthing Facilities.” A study conducted by JNA found that only a few facilities had established a manual with instructions on what to do if a disaster occurred during delivery. Reports from disaster-affected areas have also shown that having a manual along with routine drills better enabled nurses and midwives to make decisions and to take appropriate actions when the disaster struck.
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Leadership in Negotiation
From 3-6 June 2013, a third ICN Leadership in Negotiation (LIN) workshop was held in St Petersburg, Russia. Adopted and implemented by more than 35 national nursing associations worldwide, the LIN programme seeks to equip nurses with skills to help achieve safer working environments and fair levels of remuneration as valued members of the society.
The Russian Nurses Association embarked on the LIN programme from 2007-2010. In view of its success they have renewed the project for another four years 2011- 2014 to train leaders of other regions. The first workshop of this present programme was held in the region of Suzdal in 2011, the second in Moscow in 2012 and this third workshop took place in St Petersburg 3 -6 June 2013. Twenty one participants were present representing ten regions. ICN provided a resource person, Francis Supparayen, to facilitate the workshop assisted by another resource person from the Swedish Association of Health Professionals who has been supporting the RNA in their development and growth. Lesley Bell, the ICN consultant for socio-economic welfare, was also present at the workshop. The three day workshop covered such topics as Leadership Skills & Attributes, Effective Writing, Mediation & Arbitration, Career Development, Problem Solving, Job Evaluation, and Media.